Jan Fisk

Chloe O'Neill

Springfield City Council has voted to appoint a hearing examiner, Kenneth Thompson, to look into allegations of ethics violations by councilwoman and mayor pro tem, Jan Fisk.

Fisk requested the appointment and said she hopes “it will resolve any remaining issue.”

The complaint by Linda Simkins said Fisk Limousines, owned by Fisk and her husband, was the low bidder for two city contracts after Fisk was elected.  And it states that Fisk Limos is involved with charter bus services for the city.

Springfield City Council will consider the appointment of a hearing examiner after a citizen filed an ethics complaint against councilwoman, Jan Fisk.

The city’s legal department recused itself from the investigation, and City Council hired outside counsel, St. Louis attorney, Kevin O’Keefe.  After studying the matter, O’Keefe said he does not “believe the matters asserted in the July 2 and August 5 complaints rise to the level necessary to support referral to a hearing examiner.”