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April 23, 2014, 6:46 am
The Council Roundup
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The Council Roundup | This is city business

By Greg Bishop

Every Wednesday get a complete breakdown of the Springfield City Council Meetings

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Zoning and NAPA

Full Council Meeting

April 16th, 2014 12:59pm

Bishop opens up the Council meeting with a Springfield High School student getting a scholarship, then zoning, and then the beginning of the end of the NAPA debate

NAPA Know How

Bishop On Air

April 16th, 2014 12:24pm

The debate over the NAPA contract dominates this hour. Did alderman vote on in? Listen to find out!

Steve Harvey-Gate

Ald. Simpson's Fury

April 16th, 2014 12:01pm

In hour 3 of The Council Roundup, Bishop airs the line of questioning Ald. Simpson has for the city's HR director about an appearance on a national TV show

Committee of the Whole

NAPA Contract

April 9th, 2014 01:10pm

Bishop airs the Committee of the Whole which was dominated by an ordinance that didn't even make it out of committee

Na Na Na NAPA Know How

Even More Debate

April 9th, 2014 01:09pm

Bishop gets even more out about the NAPA contract and also finishes up with a song about drinkin' 40s while walking down the street

Age Ain't Nothing But a Number

Cops' Age

April 2nd, 2014 01:28pm

Hour 1 - Bishop provides the play-by-play and color commentary from the Tuesday's Springfield City Council Meeting

Cops' Age

Lake 2 Debate

April 2nd, 2014 01:17pm

Hour 2 - More on the debate about the age of cadets for Springfield Police plus the debate of a backup water supply continues

Veto Timeline

Your Phone Calls

April 2nd, 2014 01:00pm

Hour 3 - After finishing up the last few moments of The Council Roundup, Bishop takes your calls

Triune's Contract Change

Out of Left Field

March 26th, 2014 03:02pm

Hour 1 - Ald. Cory Jobe chairs the committee of the whole and Bishop's predictions about what would dominate the news are way off

Triune and Backup Water Supply

Plus Ald. Lesko Responds to Ghetto Tree

March 26th, 2014 02:42pm

Hour 2 - Bishop finishes up the discussion about Triune A second water supply

Full Council Meeting

Proclamations and Zoning

March 19th, 2014 12:23pm

Part 1 - Bishop airs some proclamations and zoning issues

Purchase of Downtown Block

Ald. Cory Jobe

March 19th, 2014 12:09pm

Part 2 - The debate over purchasing a block of downtown property from the state takes center stage and Bishop talks with Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe

Na Na Na NAPA Know How

Second Round of Debate

March 19th, 2014 12:00pm

Part 3 - Bishop airs the final moments of the Springfield City Council Meeting including debate over a proposed contract with NAPA

Spring Cleaning Ordinances

The Council Roundup Committee of the Whole

March 12th, 2014 12:21pm

Part 1 - Bishop opens up the Committee of the Whole review with some spring cleaning and other fun city business

Potential Purchase Given Initial Green Light

Critical Block of Downtown

March 12th, 2014 12:19pm

Part 2 - Bishop airs discussion about various issues in front of city aldermen, including the potential purchase of a downtown block with Ward 6 Ald. Cory Jobe

Na Na Na NAPA Know How

Budget Director McCarty

March 12th, 2014 12:11pm

Part 3 - Bishop airs the debate over a contract with NAPA and talks with City Budget Director Bill McCarty

Dismantling Cars

Zoning

February 19th, 2014 01:08pm

Part 1 - Bishop opens up the meeting with zoning and talks about how one case would have made for great reality TV

Nominations of Braasch and Winslow

The Council Roundup

February 19th, 2014 01:04pm

Part 2 - Bishop gets into the rest of the City Council meeting to include debate and votes on Bob Braasch and Kenny Winslow nominations

Cutting the Microphone

Citizens Address the Council

February 19th, 2014 01:00pm

Part 3 - Bishop airs the last few moments from the Council meeting, including citizens addressing the committee and talks with one of those citizens whose mic was cut off by Mayor Houston

Full City Council Meeting

Snowed In

February 5th, 2014 12:26pm

Hour 1 - Bishop goes over his night at the Springfield City Council Meeting

Procedural Snafu

Making Nominations

February 5th, 2014 12:20pm

Hour 2 - Bishop goes through the last half of Tuesday's Council meeting where Aldermen heard about a few new nominations

Committee of the Whole

Tabled, Rail Consolidation & More

January 29th, 2014 12:24pm

During hour 1, Bishop breaks down Tuesday's Committee of the Whole

Tabling An Ordinance

Unused Vacation and Sick Pay

January 29th, 2014 12:16pm

During hour 2, Bishop talks with Budget Director Bill McCarty and Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe about unused sick and vacation pay for city employees

House of Rainbows

Zoning

January 22nd, 2014 02:01pm

During Hour 1, Bishop opens up the debate about a requested zoning variance by the House of Rainbows

House of Rainbows

Zoning

January 22nd, 2014 02:00pm

During Hour 2, Bishop finishes up the conversation about House of Rainbow's zoning request

Corporation Counsel Questions

Committee of the Whole

January 15th, 2014 01:48pm

During Hour 1, Bishop reviews the questions Aldermen had for Todd Greenburg

Constituent Messages Through

Director of Communications

January 15th, 2014 01:25pm

During Hour 2, Bishop gets into the issue of constituents messages being routed through the Mayor's office

Short Meeting

Ward Map Proposed

January 8th, 2014 01:12pm

Hour 1 - Bishop gives highlights from the short meeting and then talks with Alderman Frank Edwards about the proposed Ward Map

Proposed Ward Map

Ald. McMenamin and Jobe

January 8th, 2014 01:03pm

Hour 2 - After talking with Alderman Frank Edwards, Bishop talks with Aldermen Joe McMenamin and Cory Jobe about the proposed Ward Map for Springfield

Public Records and the Corporation Counsel

From Bloomington to Springfield

December 31st, 2013 02:38pm

Bishop reviews the opening of the Committee of the Whole meeting and delves into the QnA with former Bloomington city attorney Todd Greenburg

The One, The Only, The Council Roundup!

This is city business

December 31st, 2013 02:22pm

During hour 2 of The Council Roundup, Bishop finishes the QnA between Greenburg and Aldermen finishes up and there's talk about consolidation, chair graveyards and 9-1-1 calls. Happy New Year!

Santa Visits the Council

Going Into Executive Session

December 18th, 2013 12:30pm

Part 1 of The Council Roundup features Santa visiting the chambers, the treasurer's report some consent/debate/committee switcharoos, and the beginning of the debate over settling the file shred case

Shred Case Settled

All Those Involved

December 18th, 2013 12:27pm

Part 2 of The Council Roundup includes the vote on the settlement, a quick interview with Christian attorney Don Craven, Ald. McMenamin, and Edwards, and the attorney hired by the city Dan Noll

Fire Fighter's Contract and Conflict of Interest

Hour 1

December 4th, 2013 12:33pm

Bishop airs debate about the Fire Fighter's contract and the bombshell of a possible conflict of interest in the file shred case

Alderman Doris Turner

Reaction to Conflict Claims

December 4th, 2013 12:12pm

Bishop talks with Ward 3's Doris Turner to get response about the allegations against Alderman Sam Cahnman



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