Springfield City Council

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City of Springfield

Eight people have applied for the Zone 2 City Council seat left vacant after Justin Burnett resigned this month.  The filing deadline was last Friday.

City of Springfield

Springfield City Council will begin taking applications for the Zone 2 Council seat vacated by Justin Burnett this morning at 8. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Sept. 16 unless City Council decides to extend the deadline. Council plans to review the applications and interview candidates at a Special City Council meeting at noon, Sept. 20, at the Springfield-Greene County Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott St.

Justin Burnett
City of Springfield

Springfield Councilman Justin Burnett has resigned after moving out of City Council Zone 2 and into the southern part of the city.  

According to an email from the city, Mayor Bob Stephens responded to an email from Burnett, accepting his resignation, noting that he no longer meets the residency requirements to serve as Zone 2 Councilman.

This is the second time Burnett has resigned.  In January, the councilman submitted his resignation, citing health concerns.  He rescinded that resignation soon after.


Springfield City Council has approved a $700,000 loan through the city’s Commercial Loan Program for proposed renovations at the Ward Branch YMCA on Jefferson downtown.

The project would provide 48 housing units, with six to ten units set aside for foster care kids aging out of the system.  Debbie Hart is with Housing Plus, LLP, one of the developers who’s working with the Y on the project.

City of Springfield

An attorney hired by the City of Springfield to investigate City Council member Kristi Fulnecky’s eligibility to run for and hold office has issued his report.