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Ask the Mayor — 12/04/2013
Ask the Mayor — 12/04/2013

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman and WTAX’s Kirk Farah for this month’s segment. Among the topics discussed:

– A $100,000 settlement between the city of Springfield and Calvin Christian III regarding the police document shredding case is on hold for now.

– Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman has a conflict of interest in the settlement but didn’t tell anyone until someone else brought it up at this week’s city council meeting.

– There’s a reason Mayor Houston keeps things close to his chest.

– The mayor responds to accusations surrounding the arrest of a Springfield DJ.

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