John Michael’s Forum • Jan 2019

Former Mayor Munson

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• Dave gives all the credit to Jeff ‘Cherapa Place’ S. for making the River Greenway successful. He failed to mention the behind closed door negotiations, the threats of lawsuits and the millions taxpayers have spent subsidizing the bulk head for Cherapa. Yeah, I will give credit to, credit for being successful of bilking the taxpayers of Sioux Falls.

• When John brings up the extremely polluted Sioux River, Dave changes the subject and says the scenery is beautiful though if you take a canoe ride.

• Dave thinks having problems from fast growth is a good thing.

• And in his last laughable comments, he thinks Sioux Falls city government elected officials have good ethics. Yeah, since you and Bowlcut & Bucktooth have left. This was hilarious coming from a guy who SHOULD HAVE been charged with violating city ordinance with Phillips to the Falls.

Sioux Falls Central District Councilor Curt Soehl

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• Curt seems to be under the impression that Sioux Falls has few problems. I guess low wages, very little affordable housing and our drug crime epidemic are not real PROBLEMS.

• Curt makes an interesting point that while Sioux Falls attracts a lot of Doctors and White Collar jobs, he says, “Nobody comes here for a $15 per hour jobs.” John points out you can’t make a house payment in SF for those kind of wages.

• John also makes an interesting comment that the buses in Sioux Falls should be on a 24 hour route to all the Walmarts. Yeah, John, just what Walmart needs, more subsidies from government. We already subsidize their employees in welfare, medicade and SNAP. And subsidize them again with all the SNAP recipients. So now you want the public to subsidize transporting people to their store. HELL NO! Walmart should be paying for our public transit system through a local transportation tax.

Former Mayor Rick Knobe

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• When John asks Knobe what he thinks of TenHaken’s job performance so far, Rick says he doesn’t feel like Paul was prepared for it after running a small internet marketing firm. He thinks he struggles with working with Directors, Councilors and the Public and Public input. I would agree 100%.

• Rick feels the city needs to implement strategic planning.

• In one of the more stranger ideas, Rick felt people should only be able to use E-Bikes on the bike trail if they have a special disabled sticker they got from their doctor. Yeah, besides feeling depressed because they don’t have the physical ability to ride a regular bike on the trail, why not shame them with a sticker. Whatever. I guess even old people rip on old people.



5 comments ↓

#1 Blue collar on 01.05.19 at 10:44 pm

Ok Rick… You don’t have a clue about the current mayor or his relationships. We are over the 70’s so with respect don’t go away mad, just go away.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.06.19 at 2:12 am

Maybe everyone should be given an ebike at government expense with free charging stations at all of the Walmarts in town, too, then on the way home people could use the bike trail to enjoy the beauty of the Sioux River, while ignoring the pollution and asking, “Is this the part that was never appropriated by the Council?”………Well, on their day off from their $15 a hour wage job, that is….

#3 Warren Phear on 01.06.19 at 12:53 pm

Bureau of Labor Stats shows more than 50,000 jobs in SF that pay less $15 an hour. Even Sioux City has a higher median income than SF. For someone who is representing the centeal district, soehl has no clue of what is going on around him.

#4 l3wis on 01.06.19 at 1:28 pm

BC, in Rick’s defense, it wasn’t mean spirited, it was more like ‘he could do better’ and he said he is ‘getting better’.

#5 Warren Phear on 01.07.19 at 5:38 am

knobe will have the 3pm ksoo timeslot in 4.3.2….

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