- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)10
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Woman sleeping in car accused of attacking Cape officer (7/26/16)13
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16)
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)5
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)2
Major projects benefit someone; question is who
To the editor:
The controversy surrounding the Prestwick Plantation project and the obtaining of tax increment financing by its developers is, in my mind, a matter of seeking to gain advantage for purposes not originally intended. The development of Prestwick and the Dalhousie Golf Club will better the lives of some but not the general public as a whole.
Whether the project has merit in that respect is not the subject of this comment, however. Rather, it is the inference in your Sept. 9 article that Cape Girardeau is losing out to other communities because it is not making use of TIF funding and that going forward with Prestwick would somehow even the score. To compare the possible benefits of Prestwick with the attraction of businesses like those mentioned in the article is absurd.
Whether it be Prestwick, the Show Me Center, the River Campus, billboard regulation, liquor-sales regulation or anything else of the sort, such projects do, indeed, benefit someone. The real question is who. Jim Drury presupposes our interests and the type of entertainment we who live here wish to enjoy. Cord Dombroski seeks advantage but did not foresee controversy.