It’s about time we got one of these for the prudent tax payers of Sioux Falls!
There will be 93 items on the city council agenda Tuesday night, including many abatements.
In the interest of that, six city councilors and one school board member will be having equalization meetings next week when it comes to property taxes. Councilors are asked to serve on this board and REQUIRED to do so, but somehow two councilors (one of them who is in leadership) conveniently got out of it. Funny how it coincides with their vacations. Things that make you go Hmmm.
Annual Development Summary (there was NO docs attached)
City Council Informational (once again no supporting DOCs posted yet)
Fuel Control Audit
Code Enforcement 2016 Annual Report
Sioux Falls Thrive (I’m sure is the similar presentation Candy did for the Minnehaha County Commission)
In the Approval of contracts, I saw our annual contribution to the Sioux Falls Arts council of $47,000 (which I support) but I find it ironic that we had a good thing going with the SE Arts Council at the Horsebarn and we pulled that funding (which was less) and had a lot of great programs going thru that building that were FREE to the public. Now we are subsidizing a butcher shop museum at Falls Park that is NOT free to the public. Let’s talk about our arts funding priorities.
In the same Approval of contracts we have $1.6 million going into the Convention Center. Pretty amazing right after we just spent $100 million on a new events center.
For Parks and Rec they are getting a Snowcat Groomer (which I have no idea what that is) but she’s spendy, $300K
There are many tax abatements and 1st readings for ZONING items. Looks like a very long meeting, would have been a good time to take a vacation if you were a councilor, oh, that’s right two of them are.