Paducah officials to attend Cape meeting

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Monday's study session preceding Cape Girardeau's city council meeting will begin an hour early to accommodate a visit by city officials from Paducah, Ky.

Heather Brooks, assistant to city manager Doug Leslie, is coordinating the visit.

"The main purpose is to learn from each other and share information," she said.

Both cities are the largest in their respective regions. Each has a historic riverfront area downtown. Paducah has been more aggressive in developing its downtown area and had an innovative program to attract artists to live and work in the city's core, Brooks said.

The Paducah officials' visit will follow the same format used when representatives of Cape Girardeau visited Paducah in May. Department heads from each city will be paired during Monday. The group will be present during Monday's study session and council meeting.

The study session will begin at 4 p.m. The city council will meet at 6 p.m.

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