Letter to the Editor

Taxpayers must speak up about vote on TIF plan

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

To the editor:

I would like to express the citizens of Cape Girardeau how proud I am of my father, John R. Heckrotte. He has spoken up many times in regard to the TIF proposal. He has no political ties with anyone nor owns any business or land. He is doing this for the citizens of Cape Girardeau.

As my father stated at the Feb. 24 Cape Girardeau School Board meeting, citing Missouri statutes, the city's taxpayers should be allowed to vote on the TIF proposal. He was the only one who spoke up.

Come on, Cape Girardeau. Show you have some backbone. Help him out.