Springfield city officials still insist there was nothing improper in the way a resolution was approved this week… but they’re going to hold a special city council meeting next week to re-approve the same resolution, just to be safe.
The resolution provides an official city statement about activities at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, a document needed for the facility’s grant-writing efforts. It was placed on first reading for Tuesday’s council meeting, but was moved to emergency passage and approved immediately.
Attorney Don Craven says that violates state laws requiring advance notice before final action is taken. New city attorney Todd Greenburg says the city met the requirements of the law, but will hold a second vote next Tuesday in order to settle the matter.