Jan Fisk Ethics inquiry: Springfield council dismisses investigation

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The Springfield City Council put an end to an ethics investigation into Councilwoman Jan Fisk after months of delayed hearings and an estimated $117,000 in legal costs.

At its Monday meeting, council voted 8-0 to repeal a resolution requiring a special judge to evaluate accusations Fisk violated city law when she

  • failed to file a complete personal financial interest form as required by city code and
  • violated ethics laws when a Kansas City-based limousine company was awarded a city contract and outsourced work to Fisk Transportation LLC while she was on council.

At council’s Nov. 2 meeting, Fisk announced she would file a more complete personal financial disclosure form and J. Howard Fisk Limousines Inc. would pay the city $3,453, which is “the amount someone could believe I or my family benefited” from her time on council, she said.

Jan Fisk Ethics inquiry: Springfield council dismisses investigation

Her announcement came nearly two years after a resident filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) outlining various allegations of misconduct.

In February 2019, the MEC forwarded that complaint to council for review. More than a month later, council hired an outside attorney to review the allegations, which included a separate complaint Fisk failed to disclose an interest in her son’s rental properties before voting on ordinances related to rental properties, nuisances or zoning changes.

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