A Springfield alderman says it's time to call the question about how to pay for the city's urgent infrastructure needs.
Alderman Cory Jobe says various funding proposals should be put into ordinance form and brought before the City Council in order to put aldermen on the record. Mayor Mike Houston has so far declined to introduce his funding plan because he lacks the votes for passage.
Jobe believes there are at least four votes in support of finding infrastructure funding from a sales tax increase... which would be paid by both residents and visitors to the city. He's also calling on other aldermen with different proposals to bring their ideas forward in ordinance form.