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Theresa Stehly talking boulevard gardens this Sunday

Theresa will be the guest on Jon Michaels ‘FORUM‘ this Sunday morning.

7:30 AM on Kelo AM & FM

8:30 AM KWSN

I think Theresa will also be making an appearance on another media program early next week. Stay Tuned!

Sioux Falls City Council Public input, 8/11/2015

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Below is the final page of the written comments by Greg N. that he ran out of time for during our ‘TIMED’ public testimony (see the entire comments here: GregInput8-11-2015 )

Summary, Questions, and Concerns

This is NOT about this particular application, it’s about the PROCESS

In my opinion this hearing in no way fulfilled substantive due process

How are citizens going to have a voice if staff misrepresents the clear language of the code?

I am not a lawyer, but I can read, and the code is CLEAR and UNAMBIGUOUS

What is the point of a conditional use permit hearing if the governing body is told they cannot deny it and they are severely restricted in what they can consider and condition – both of which are found nowhere in the code!

Staff commentary is a personal opinion, directly contradicts the code, and is not appropriate for consideration

Due Process ONLY exists if citizens have a SUBSTANTIVE opportunity for input and a FAIR hearing

How can a hearing satisfy due process when staff, who guides the governing body, misrepresents the powers and duties of the commission?

If staff wants to force the Planning Commission (and City Council) to grant every conditional use permit, they should bring the ordinance forward

Similarly, if staff wants to force the PC and CC to restrict its considerations and conditions to a list of specific items for a use, bring the ordinance forward

All citizens should be very concerned if this is the direction staff is giving to the Planning Commission

Under these arbitrary rules, the deck is stacked, and the conditional use permit hearing essentially serves no purpose

Even in Death, Sioux Falls code enforcement asks you to pay.

Item #11 on next weeks council agenda, resolution for lawn mowing/weeds…
#34 in the list of Minnehaha county weed mowing,
Deloris J Heuther
5200 W 35th St
$124.70
Poor lady, even in death she can’t escape the reach of city code enforcement :)
DELORIS J. HUETHER~ 5200 W. 35th Street, Sioux Falls, SD; Died: Friday, October 27, 2006, Sioux Falls, SD; Age: 70 years, 3 months, 28 days
Must be a house still titled to her, I guess.   Or, maybe “the city hasn’t updated their records yet” (smile). I also think it is odd they misspelled her name in the city listing.

 

Minnehaha County Treasurer, Pam Nelson informs the city about ‘Proper Service’

 

Former city code enforcement employee Kevin Smith’s new job

I believe he works for the same company that were the consultants for the city on the water and sewer rate increases.

RESUME

The Little Rascal’s Clubhouse

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I drove by this place last year on Jessica Avenue, I see he has added to the He Man Woman Haters Club since I last drove by.

So do you think this is a work of art or a nuisance? Besides his rinky-dink trailer parked on the street, his yard seems to be pretty clean.

Apparently either the Pony Express or Shopping News carriers are delivering code enforcement notices

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Mayor Huether seems to be confused tonight at the council meeting about how to stack a pile of firewood

Minnehaha County treasurer Pam Nelson showed up tonight to explain to the city how to mail out proper notice in the mail for a code violation (you know, using a postman and a stamp and not a newspaper bag). Pam got a notice about her firewood stack, but instead of sending a letter to her office or ACTUAL home, they put a letter in a plastic newspaper bag and hung it to her secondary residence. Seems efficient.

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Then Bob Kolbe showed up asking how private emergency for-profit services can be cheaper then city owned services. Well, Bob, have you seen the Fire Department salaries (DOC: 2015-Wages-January, Start on page 4)

Head of Code Enforcement for the City of SF leaving?

Not sure if Shawna Goldhammer resigned or got terminated, or put in her notice? But it looks like the meanest job in the City is Available (Besides Mayor of course) (DOC: CEM):

The job posting:

Department: Planning & Building Services

Title: Code Enforcement Manager

Hiring Range: $2,480.80 – $2,752.80 bi-weekly      ($64,500.80 to $71,572.80 per year)

Job Description: Lead and manage the City’s comprehensive code enforcement program with coordination authority for inspection and enforcement elements across the City. Coordinate ongoing communication regarding all areas of code enforcement related to inspection and enforcement functions and the City Attorney’s office.

Status: FT

Post Date: 4/28/2015

Deadline: 5/12/2015

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years’ professional focused experience in urban planning, and code enforcement; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.

Remind you of our Code Enforcement?

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Mobile Food Vendor Solution, reverse ONE ordinance

It seems after watching the full discussion on the proposed food truck regulations (Public Services Meeting, FF: 44:00-notice supporting PDF documents are missing-imagine that!?), the simplest way to fix the problem (that really doesn’t exist) is to eliminate the ordinance that mobile food vendors can’t park on the public right-of-way. Which is kind of ironic, because they all do it currently, but who complains while filling their face with shrimp jumbalaya or fried pirogies at 2:15 AM while on a drunk bender?

The proposed distances, permitting fees, hours of operation are just an attempt by brick and mortar restaurants downtown to chase the mobile vendors out. Which is ironic, because it wouldn’t ban the food ‘carts’ or the pizza places from delivering to you DT (which is competition with them also).

Everybody should know, the best way DT restaurants can eliminate their competition is by getting a city fire hydrant to explode and fill a basement restaurant with 2 feet of water while it takes our Fire Department over an hour to shut down the hydrant. Then blame ‘God’ for why it happened.

Never mind about all that JAZZ . . . because once again the city is influenced by the affluent trying to to make DT more of a yuppie-wealthy playground.

The success of DT will be diversity not exclusiveness and more regulations on eatery choices will NOT help DT to thrive. I want more choices then the senior citizen salad bar or the overpriced steaks justified by the $20,000 aqua green couch that every newlywed needs to have their portrait on.

Sometimes I just want loose meat and onion juices dripping out of my drunk ass mouth.

The snobbery around the proposed code regulations are obvious, and you are not even fooling pizza delivery drivers.

Change the public right-of-way ordinance, and move on already. We have enough D-Bags that hang out DT that think they are important, let’s flush them out with one ‘Taco in a Bag’ at a time.