Plans to extend Veterans Memorial Drive should be put on hold for now. That was the message from some of the people who attended a public meeting Wednesday to provide input on more than a dozen proposed Cape Girardeau street projects. City staff and a city advisory committee are seeking public input as part of their efforts to recommend to the City Council a list of projects to be funded if voters approve a half-cent transportation sales tax next year. Voters will be asked in April to extend the tax for another five years. About 30 people over a period of an hour and a half turned out for the meeting to view maps of the proposed projects being considered under the Transportation Trust Fund 6 program. You can provide your input at another meeting next Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 at the Shawnee Park Center or through a survey that can be found at the TTF-6 page on the City of Cape Girardeau website. You can read more in the Southeast Missourian.