- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)3
- Here's what's being built next to Chick-fil-A in Cape (1/18/18)1
- Word to your superintendent: Glass rocks Vanilla Ice parody to announce cancellation (1/13/18)3
- Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes commitment to community at annual awards banquet (1/13/18)
- Church, businesses set up pop-up homeless shelter as winter storm approaches (1/12/18)1
- City of Oran water rates violate state law, auditors find; report details financial-management problems (1/13/18)2
- Poultry in motion: 4-H participants take first in nation with barbecue skills (1/13/18)1
- Cape man wins Scratchers lottery top prize (1/12/18)
- 3 mayor candidates in Scott City; former mayor Porch files for council seat (1/18/18)
Serving the city
Much is going on at Cape Girardeau City Hall these days.
The city's appointed park board members and the city's elected city council members are trying to come up with a tax proposal that will address concerns associated with Cape Girardeau's park system and its storm-water problems.
Additionally, the planning and zoning board and the council are reading over a huge binder of information, trying to decide on a big-picture plan that, if implemented and followed, could affect all aspects of the city from transportation to recreation.
If you're interested in how the city is run, and what the city asks of its taxpayers, now is a good time to get involved.
Three city council terms will end next year. Wards 3, 4 and 5 -- representing the central and north sections of the city -- will be open this year. Petitions for candidates are available at the city clerk's office at city hall and can be filed between Oct. 23 and Nov. 20.
There are many ways to participate in city government, and seeking one of the council seats requires a major commitment. The satisfaction of making a positive contribution to your community is the biggest reward.