City Council

The City Council is the elected governing body for the City of Cape Girardeau and consists of the Mayor and six City Council Members. The Mayor is directly elected at-large (city-wide) for a four-year term and the City Council Members are elected from six wards for staggered four-year terms. Cape Girardeau is a "home rule" city with the Council-Manager form of government.

2024 City Council

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, with the Study Session starting at 5 p.m. and the Regular Session immediately following. Meeting agendas are posted by the end of the week prior to each meeting. View the City of Cape Girardeau's service schedule, observed holidays, and City Council meeting dates at will be available to view live and recorded on Youtube

Everyone is welcome to contact their Council directly anytime (find your representative in the menu).

Meeting Participation - New Items on the Agenda

The public is welcome to speak to the Council during a public meeting about new items on the agenda, registration is not required.

Meeting Participation - Items NOT on the Agenda

The Mayor may recognize city residents who have completed the request form below to address items not appearing on the Regular Session agenda. Registration requests must be received no later than 8:00 a.m. on the date of the Council meeting. Incomplete or unclear requests will not be considered.

When recognized by the Mayor, the speaker will be given up to 3 minutes to speak, and the full time allotted for all appearances will be 15 minutes. Due to this 15 minute time constraint, not all registrants will be afforded the opportunity to speak. This segment of the meeting is reserved for residents of the City of Cape Girardeau only. Public appearances and presentations may not be met with an immediate response as Council considers the presented issue. 

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  • Contact Info
  • 44 North Lorimier, Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6320
  • Email [email protected]

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