- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)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.