Springfield Corporation Counsel Mark Cullen will remain on the city payroll until the end of August… but he will not be in his office or making day-to-day decisions on the city’s legal affairs.
Mayor Mike Houston says he met with Cullen Wednesday and worked out the timeline for his departure, after Cullen resigned last month following new revelations in the police department file shredding scandal. Houston says Cullen will remain on the payroll to answer questions about that issue and provide guidance in the ongoing litigation stemming from it. But he indicated that he doesn't want Cullen to come back to the job, so that the city can "move forward."
There is still no indication as to when Houston will name an interim replacement for Cullen.