Maybe developer Lloyd knows best afterall . . .

I had a nice little surprise last night getting home from work. The water main was broke right in front of my house. Nothing like your house rattling like chattering teeth at 5 AM in the morning due to a dirt tamping device. I guess there was also a water main break last week to in central Sioux Falls. Surprised that Stormland TV wasn’t in my neighborhood wondering how I would take a shower before I went to bed, doing a team report about how I may have to wash my bed sheets in the morning due to my griminess, but how was I going to do that also? Dumb. In fact, I didn’t see one single reporter or anything in the news about it. Apparently since I didn’t have a threat of my bagged frozen gravy thawing out, it wasn’t news.

Which brings me to a bigger story our supposed media in town should be covering;

“How bad is the infrastructure Downtown and in surrounding neighborhoods?”

Developer and Human Key to the city (or at least to the cash box), Craig Lloyd has often contended that he can’t develop Downtown without TIF’s do to old infrastructure and hazardous conditions. He may be right, afterall, even though I still think he should fund his own FOR PROFIT developments.

So when is our MSM going to stop worrying about what their co-workers think about them while showering with them, and dig into the deeper story? Maybe Mr. Lloyd would like to do an exclusive interview with Detroit Lewis talking about all the exploding transformers, water pipes and melting gravy.

13 comments ↓

#1 Helga on 02.02.13 at 7:23 pm

Thank heavens Ace Reporter DL was on the scene for a full report.

#2 rufusx on 02.03.13 at 11:38 am

100+ year-old cast iron pipe, having been buried in the gorund and filled with water under pressure – any of it at this point is in bad shape. And there is quite a bit in central SF.

#3 Tom H. on 02.03.13 at 3:14 pm

But.. but… but… the mayor is fixing the streets! Streets are infrastructure, right? Who cares if people have no drinking water or heat in their homes, I can get to work 45 seconds faster!

#4 Detroit Lewis on 02.03.13 at 5:59 pm

Ruf – Totally agree. But my contention is why are we accumulating $180 million in debt to build an entertainment facility when are infrastructure is going to shit?

#5 scott on 02.03.13 at 7:37 pm

We can all shower and poop at the event center.

#6 Testor15 on 02.03.13 at 10:25 pm

Just think we could have an event center with a big fancy sub-prime name on it and just like the super bowl, the infrastructure can’t handle it. Let’s all have a 15 minute break while they figure out how to turn the lights back on…

Poop and shower in the EC? Just like Katrina? Next thing we need is a bridge to trap the stranded on so we can test the swat teams…

#7 Pathloss on 02.04.13 at 6:53 am

When there’s a disaster, we’ll have an events and convention center. In New Orleans they got cots at the superdome. Citizens here will have a thousand square foot condo.

#8 Pathloss on 02.04.13 at 6:58 am

You’ll have sod/landscape/paving expense billed you. Huether’s mantra is ‘Taxes are mine, everything else is extra”.

#9 rufusx on 02.04.13 at 10:15 am

DL – you mean, a DT location of the EC would have killed two birds (scratch that – 3 birds – RR yard too) with one stone? Tell me about it.

#10 Lamb Chislic on 02.04.13 at 2:33 pm

http://www.siouxfalls.org/news/2013/February/04/emergency-ln-closure-6th.aspx

Somebody should keep a file on all the underground pipe breaks we’ve had from just the past year – and going forward.

#11 l3wis on 02.04.13 at 4:23 pm

Maybe Stormland TV can keep a record of that. They can file it with the ‘thawed gravy’ files.

#12 Winston on 02.04.13 at 9:59 pm

DL, maybe the City was embedding spyware for your neighborhood?

#13 Detroit Lewis on 02.04.13 at 10:29 pm

Winston – To even accuse city employees of being that intelligent deserves a middle finger. LOL!

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