Inaugural Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting

The Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization (SEMPO) met last week for their first time, to lay the groundwork for what will be our local policy-making group for some federal transportation funding.

In addition to technical and ex-officio membership representing the region, voting members include two representatives from the City of Cape Girardeau, two from City of Jackson, one county commissioner, the county transit director and the regional planning director.
Download full SEMPO Membership Roster

At the Dec. 10 meeting, the Missouri Department of Transportation presented an overview of the MPO requirements, functions, and time frame.
Download a printed copy of the presentation

  • SEMPO must complete bylaws and boundary map. Download discussed bylaws
  • MODOT will send these documents, along with a memorandum of understanding, to the governor in February 2013.
  • The Governor should officially establish SEMPO in March 2013.
  • The next meeting date has been set for January 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Osage.
  • Once the governor makes SEMPO official, further detail and documentation will be made available.

Image of downtown Cape Girardeau mural provided courtesy of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Tourism Bureau.
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