First off, this is a great start. Thank you all so much for continuing to share this and get word out on this issue!
When I started this petition, I did so because I observed all of the hate and anger those opposed to this ordinance showed. It is impossible to really gauge the opposition, but it is easy to tell that there are a lot of people that don't want to see this passed.
Because of this, if you live in the area... I strongly encourage you to attend and/or speak at the upcoming City Council meeting as well! The meeting will be held this upcoming Monday at 840 N Boonville Ave in Springfield and will start at 6:30PM. Last time the place filled, so I recommend arriving at 5PM!
To speak at the meeting, email or call the Springfield city clerk, Brenda Cirtin, at email@example.com or 417-864-1650 and say:
"I want to speak in support of Ordinance 2012-226 at the City Council
meeting on August 27th. My name is [your name], and I'm located at [your address]."