Strong evidence of transformation

During the April 19 City Council meeting on police use-of-force Mayor Sean VanGordon stated, “progress is different than perfection.” Implied in VanGordon’s statement is: 1. Perfection starts with progress. 2. Striving for perfection (excellence) is a worthy and real goal for Springfield.

Longtime observers of the Springfield Council will note incredible transformation within just the past few months, with the promise of more change for the better.

A few examples follow:

In filling a Council vacancy, the Council appointed Damien Pitts, the first African-American to serve on . . .