- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Rep. Swan opposes effort to fire education commissioner (11/20/17)2
Charter changes need due diligence
To the editor:
In response to the story "Cape council, mayor split on changes to charter":
My wife and I are planning to retire to the Cape Girardeau area since she is originally from the area. We have been looking for property for the last two years, and I have been watching the events of the area.
Having spent eight years as a city councilman, I believe the ethics ordanance should be strengthened to one like the Roeland Park, Kan., has. Even the appearance of impropriety is ill-suited for local government.
Secondly, I would not approve appointments over an election for those who represent my interests.
Lastly, user fees might be the only one of the proposals that I could endorse based upon how it was written. I would suggest the council take a hard look at the issues and complete a due-diligence evaluation proir to committing to the proposed changes.
ED MACAN, Roeland Park, Kan.