Corruption, Incompetance and Blatant Ignorance

After hearing about the settlement yesterday in the Copper Lounge collapse, we got the verification we all knew was true, Legacy and Hultgren were attached at the hip. Duh.

So when you read the headline in this blog post, you probably think I am talking about Aaron Hultgren or Norm Drake, I am NOT. They are beyond help.

I’m talking about the city councilors/mayors who approved the Bunker Ramp deal to begin with.

It is very irritating and frustrating to listen to some of the members of the RS5 blow off the bunker ramp as just a ‘bad decision’ and that they are not perfect and sometimes make ‘mistakes’.

I would qualify NOT giving a movie theater a beer license as a ‘mistake’ or ‘bad decision’. Something that can be easily passed later, and even if it isn’t, it doesn’t harm anyone. The bunker ramp is a COLASSAL F’UP! Taxpayers are currently paying $1.5 million a year in bond payments for a parking ramp that is unoccupied and will be for a very long time. We may have to dip into the 2nd penny to help make these payments.

The evidence and writing was ON THE WALL! There was mountains of evidence that shouldn’t have passed, but out of pure arrogance a majority passed it anyway.

I am still awaiting at least an apology from those who voted for it, but I still think there needs to be greater consequences. They essentially committed FRAUD on the taxpayers by supporting a project they knew would never happen and the current and past mayor are also to blame. There is also a ton of past and present city employees who helped ramrod it through.

I would like to see a recall and termination of all involved that still work for the city. But there is something you can definitely do this Spring. You can make sure that councilors Selberg and Neitzert don’t get re-elected, and if they had any sense at all, they wouldn’t run for re-election (I do know that both of them already have STRONG challengers waiting in the wings). I would also suggest to re-elect councilors Starr and Stehly who opposed this from the beginning.

We all know that elected officials often make ‘mistakes’ and are not ‘perfect’. But when you have so much evidence showing you it would be a bad decision and you pass it anyway, you have to wonder what kind of corruption is going on behind the scenes. Maybe we get lucky and the Feds that are investigating the building collapse will investigate the city for attempting to go into business with Legacy. We can only hope!



7 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 08.09.19 at 1:18 pm

Everything that happened in that city block was organized crime. The city is the culprit. Private parties admirably exploited the circumstance. Why are there dozens of employees in the city attorney’s office? They should have investigated in advance and lost miserably in court.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 08.09.19 at 2:57 pm

The Bunker Ramp could come in handy with the pending Trump Civil War. It is important we seize it before the illiterate Trumpsters do.

#3 scott on 08.09.19 at 3:29 pm

was there enough info in this case, to prove anything fraudulent against the city regarding the bunker ramp?

#4 D@ily Spin on 08.09.19 at 9:28 pm

This situation can’t happen again with the Triple Check Amendments to the Charter. Find a petition, sign it, and vote in the special election.

#5 D@ily Spin on 08.09.19 at 9:32 pm

The JD Manifesto (#1 Comment) belongs somewhere. Just not here.

#6 Chr. of the Local Developers Defense Fund on 08.10.19 at 11:33 am

I still have hope for Boomerang, however. I think it can still make something of itself even though it comes from a dysfunctional family…..There’s always that one, you know; and its name suggests a comeback, too…. (“But be careful and on the watch for it, however.”)

#7 The Guy from Guernsey on 08.10.19 at 2:49 pm

After the lead-off comment (and if Mr Erhisman’s blog has not already achieved this status of surviellance), this blog is now most certainly placed to an FBI watch list of some sort.

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