Sioux Falls City Council Public Input, Feb 6, 2017

Jeff DeYoung is upset, can you imagine spending thousands of dollars to improve your property. Then you get ready to go, you find out the requirements laid out by Building & Zoning employees are all wrong? What would you do if you did what you were told?

How about our friend Tim Stanga? He showed up to a Planning Commission meeting the week before to speak on an issue in his neighborhood. He showed up and because he and others didn’t know the secret handshake, Jeff Schmidt moved the commission right past their issues.

How about being retired or disabled? How about being Jim Mitchell and want the snowgates working in your neighborhood? Why weren’t snowgates being used in his neighborhood? Because it wasn’t St. Charles Place? How many ice dams do the council members drive over or through to get in or out of their driveways? Are certain neighborhoods not worthy of snowgates?

These were the first three items brought up during the February 6, 2017 Sioux Falls City Council Public Input. Three good things to bring to our elected representatives on a full night, how about more?

Annette Mahone, with the South Dakota African American History Museum, invited the City Council and public to attend the L.B. “Bud” Williams Humanitarian Award banquet to see Emma Armstrong honored.

Tommy Schmitz a SFPD officer and FOP member provided additional information regarding the Collective Bargaining process. The city administration has not been bargaining in good faith and it was nice to see the employees calling them out publicly.

To wrap things up, RJ Burchatz spoke about pedestrian safety issues pedestrians are experiences in the growing East Bank downtown.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 02.12.17 at 4:19 pm

Let’s remember how bad the city treats police. It’s amazing how everybody gets a raise but they. They’re prevented by law from striking. There are better jobs for them in other cities who offer better compensation. Citizens do not feel safe. Police have no respect for the mayor. Veto that.

#2 Larry on 02.12.17 at 6:45 pm

Police and AFSCME were both offered raises but turned them down if I recall. Fire accepted what the others wouldn’t. Who’s right and who’s wrong? When all state employess get 1% or less, the answer will be clearer.

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