Springfield Alderman Joe McMenamin isn’t letting a defeat in the city council this week slow him down.
Just days after he failed to win approval for an effort to put an advisory referendum on the ballot, McMenamin has requested a special city council meeting for this Tuesday to reconsider the proposal. He wants voters to say whether or not the city should impose a residency requirement for new city workers. The measure failed this week.on a 5-5 tie, with Mayor Mike Houston casting the vote that kept the measure from passing. But McMenamin says he’s found the sixth vote needed to put the question on the ballot.
Aldermen Doris Turner and Frank Edwards joined McMenamin in seeking the special meeting for a revote on the non-binding referendum