The head of Downtown Springfield, Inc. is asking Springfield aldermen for help after city officials reportedly sought to impose new and tighter restrictions if a new downtown event returns next year.
The first Susan G. Komen 5K race to support breast cancer awareness programs was held last month.
Victoria Ringer of DSI says the city was cooperative before the race, but afterwards she says public works officials began demanding limits on the event in the future.
Public works director Mark Mahoney says the goal is to accommodate big events, but to do so in the least disruptive fashion.
He says he will work with Ringer to find a way to address any concerns.