Springfield aldermen approved a $150,000 settlement where three white Springfield Police Officers claim racial discrimination.
The ordinance was placed back in committee last week but Mayor Mike Houston pulled it out of committee and put it on the debate agenda.
Corporation Counsel Mark Cullen says the case has been around since 2004 and it was in the best interest of the city to settle.
Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin was the lone no vote on.
Meanwhile the City Council approved five different vehicles worth nearly $720,000 on the consent agenda.