There are new questions about the future of a proposed inspector general position for the city of Springfield.
Alderman Joe McMenamin is calling for Mayor Mike Houston to veto the ordinance that was overwhelmingly approved by the City Council Tuesday night, calling for a $79,000 study of the IG position. McMenamin says the proposal for the study violates current city code, which calls for an inspector general to be under the control of the mayor.
The company that is poised to do the contract, Hillard Heintze, says it doesn’t know yet if the position could be set up to be under the control of the aldermen or run by an outside third party firm. A company official says those sorts of questions are the whole point of the study.