- Hark, VanHoose win
- 3 more years of decline for Hannibal
- Tourist Industry and slumlords celebrate
- The Golden Rule = Those who have the gold will rule
The lack of code enforcement in Hannibal is criminal. Is it a lack of ethics? Is it incompetence or are some making a financial killing buying neglected property for speculation or rental? Slumlords have ruined many areas in Hannibal. City manager Lagarce stated, “It’s a case by case thing” and also, “Some properties are going back to the natural state”. Lagarce has already been found guilty of Ethics Violations by the Missouri Ethics Commission. City codes apply in tourist areas. Hannibal does nothing, and as a result home values are less than half of the national average. You be the judge.