Controversy Over Springfield Chamber Political Donation

A member of the Springfield City Council is raising questions about a donation made by the Springfield area Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber donated 10 thousand dollars to a political action committee that is trying to pass a zoning issue on the November ballot.

Councilman Craig Hosmer says the city pays membership dues to the Chamber, and it’s a conflict if the Chamber takes sides on a ballot issue.

Jennifer McClure, the Vice President of Strategic Communications for the Chamber says the donation came from private funds, not city taxpayer money.