The Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission was established by the City Council of the City of Cape Girardeau by adoption of Ordinance No. 2968 on February 4, 2002.  The Commission was established pursuant to the TIF Act.

The TIF Commission consists of eleven members. Six members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The other five members are appointed by the affected school district and other taxing jurisdictions within the proposed project district.

The same Ordinance allows the City to consider the use of tax increment financing for those projects which demonstrate a substantial and significant public benefit by eliminating and preventing blight, financing desirable public improvements, strengthening the employment and economic base of the City and other taxing jurisdictions, increasing property values, reducing poverty, creating economic stability, upgrading older neighborhoods and areas, and facilitating economic self-sufficiency.

Meeting Schedule

The Commission meets as needed.

Staff Liaison

Molly Mehner, AICP, ICMA-CM
Deputy City Manager
City Hall
401 Independence Street
Cape Girardeau, MO  63703
573-339-6320 Phone
573-339-6302 Fax

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  • 401 Independence, PO Box 617 Cape Girardeau, MO  63703
  • Telephone 573.339.6320
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Neil Glass
Jeff Glenn
Katie Earnhart
Adrienne Henry
Charles Herbst
Roger Hudson
Jay Knudtson
Marla Mills
John Mehner
Danny Essner
Albert M. Spradling III