Sioux Falls City Council Agenda, Jan 13, 2018

City Council Informational Meeting

• We get to meet the plumbing inspection team. Oh boy! Can we meet the asbestos inspection team? Oh, that’s right we are not supposed to talk about that.

• A group of fine folks are lobbying for a SD East River Veterans Cemetery, seems like a great idea.

• The big show of the afternoon will be city councilors questioning the consultant who reviewed the Denty’s siding. I encourage folks to email city councilors your questions.

• They finish with an executive session about an employee or councilor. I have NO clue what this is about.

City Council Regular Meeting

Besides some 1st readings on rezoning and appointments of citizen boards there is a curious 1st reading on an ordinance change with the Charter Revision Commission. They want to change Charter Revision recommendations to pass by a vote of 4 or more instead of just a general recommendation.

§ 32.002 DUTIES; PUBLIC MEETINGS. The commission may deliver a report to the city election authorities framing and proposing amendments to the city home rule charter that is approved by at least four commission members. The commission shall hold at least one public meeting each calendar year for the purpose of receiving recommendations from the public regarding revisions to the charter and to take action upon any matters before the commission relating to proposed charter revisions.

In other words almost the entire commission must approve a ballot measure. I don’t agree with this, I think a simple majority is enough. Remember the CRC doesn’t approve actual changes to the charter, they only recommend what we can vote on. I think this is a way to stifle public input, and it’s ugly head reared itself this past session of the CRC when basically one member killed all the recommendations.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 01.14.18 at 12:40 pm

Via court cases, Strong Mayor Charter is unconstitutional. As a veteran I disagree with the cemetery. I want to be buried at Sturgis National Cemetary with patriots who died representing their country, state, and county. Huether’s Sioux Falls is not where veterans can Rest In Peace. He’s already flooded federal property with swim teams. I don’t want a parking ramp over my grave site.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 01.14.18 at 8:40 pm

I’ve learned to be suspicious of Huether. The cemetery thing is a way to annex undeveloped land for billionaire developer purposes.

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