Local Government

News covering policy and issues related to city and county governments in the Ozarks.

Chloe O'Neill

Springfield City Council began discussion of proposed changes of the city’s zoning ordinance Tuesday to address medical marijuana.  Missouri voters last November approved Amendment 2, which allows regulated use, including the cultivation, testing, manufacturing and sale.

Michele Skalicky

If you’re not yet registered to vote and you want to cast a ballot in the April 2nd General Municipal Election, you have until tomorrow to register.

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Springfield voters will head back to the ballot box on April 2, 2019 for municipal elections.

The Neighborhood Advisory Council is hosting two forums where voters can pose questions to candidates for City Council.

The two forums featuring City Council candidates are:

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A building at Campbell and Central in Springfield will be razed next week to create a bigger campus for Greene County.

The 2/10-acre property, at 311 W. Central, has been used over the years for a sheet metal business, dry cleaners, several gas stations and an auto glass business.  It most recently housed The Book Rack bookstore, which was damaged in a fatal crash in April, 2018.  The county purchased it for $120,000.