SPRINGFIELD – In November, voters are being asked to renew Springfield's public safety levy, raising nearly $37.3 million for safety services. Over the past two decades, the levy has supported police, jail, and municipal court services — and is a key funding source for public safety initiatives in Springfield.
Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon says the levy funds about a third of the public safety budget, including the municipal jail and about 40 police and community service officers, as well as court operations.
“The big benefit is that we have a lot of tools . . .