UPDATED 8/21/14 11:18PM: For clarity and for confirmation of the mayor’s signature on the home rule petition.
SPRINGFIELD—The City Council awoke from its annual summer break to take up housekeeping items, largely financial orders for a host of capital projects, purchases and more. Nearly all of the items were of a largely uncontroversial nature or mere final steps to previous debated and approved measures.
Monday’s meeting was a specially called meeting to clear out some of the Council’s backlog, but occurred on the same night as its regularly scheduled permit’s meeting for August at 7 PM. The special meeting, beginning at 6 PM, began late, delaying the permit hearing. In recent years, such a meeting is usually called.