- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)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.