The city of Cape Girardeau started last week notifying local taxing districts to nominate representative members to a tax-increment financing commission, and some still are looking for volunteers. Council members voted July 6 to convene the commission, a move that followed council approval of a solicitation for an open-ended request for proposals regarding projects in a possible downtown tax-increment financing district. The district is bounded by Mason Street and Highway 74 on the north and south, and it spans east to west from Sprigg Street to the Mississippi River. The district comprises about 305 acres. As a taxing district within those boundaries, Cape Girardeau County has been asked to appoint two members to the commission. The three commissioners discussed possible appointments but ultimately did not make a decision, deciding to take the matter up again on Monday. Eleven people will serve on the commission. Deputy city manager Molly Hood said the first commission meeting tentatively is scheduled for Aug. 13, and appointments should be made before that date.