After two aldermen changed their earlier votes, the Springfield City Council has adopted a cap on city employment.
The ordinance from Alderman Joe McMenamin limits the city workforce to no more than 1500… 640 at City Water Light and Power and 860 in the rest of city government.
The cap could be exceeded only with city council permission. Aldermen Cory Jobe and Kris Theilen previously voted against the cap idea, but supported McMenamin’s modified version Tuesday.
Mayor Mike Houston opposes the idea… even though his administration is currently under the cap.
But Houston wouldn’t say if he will veto the ordinance.