Watch this bogus, dog and pony show, and the Mexican Hat dance, boloney sandwhich, that is presented by Jeff. The irony of this, is the people who will make the most money from this development dont shop at Walmart.
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Image; courtesy of People of Walmart.
Yeah, we can read all about Mike’s latest adventure to bring in more trailer-trash retailers . . .
A major concern in the planned Walmart development, according to Ross Wright, a neighborhood resident, is the potential abrupt transition from single-family residential zoning to the most intense C-4 commercial development. Wright acknowledged city officials such as Cooper are making a good faith effort to ensure as gradual a transition as possible. But Wright referenced comments Huether made about people overcoming misgivings and allowing the administrative process to play out.
“You say people do not trust government,” Wright told the mayor. “That’s where we are now. People are shaken.”
Hey, Ross, if you trust this mayor, I have a spray park I would like to sell you on the Big Poo River, and it just happens to be in front of a Hilton Hotel!
Not sure what to think of this comment (left yesterday on my site), or whether it is true, but it kinda shows how the mayor likes to roll . . .
The Lincoln County state’s attorney attended the Mayor’s listen and learn meeting this morning and asked the Mayor why people in the area of 85th were not told of the deal for Wal-Mart to build another store in their neighborhood. The Mayor didn’t answer. The Lincoln County attorney then said he attended the Wal-Mart open house and asked the Wal-Mart representative why the 85th street location and was told that’s where the city told them to build. The Mayor got angry, used a four-letter word and said he wanted the Wal-Mart guys name. At least the Mayor is consistent. At every twist and turn.
CLARIFICATION: Ross Wright is a deputy in the Lincoln County state’s attorney office and is the person the commenter misidentified as the SA. He is not holding himself out as a Lincoln County deputy/employee at these events. He lives in the neighborhood and has been a vocal opponent to the proposed development. As for the 4-letter word, not sure what it was. But I know Mike like’s to say ‘Crap’ quite a bit.
I have been hammering this home before he even stepped into office. Mike will do what he wants, when he wants. And until the electorate figures this out, he will continue to make the rules, control the checkbook, and thumb his nose (and middle finger) at you, every chance he gets.
There will be a Walmart at these two locations. And you know why? Because the citizens of those neighborhoods are not strong enough to stand up to this bully. Or maybe they are?
And people are worried about my ‘cyber-bullying’. The only ‘bully’ in this town is your mayor, and his boot prints are all over your faces.
March 10th, 2013 — Walfart
A South DaCola foot soldier sent me this today, apparently shopping at Sam’s club in soo-foo requires a gun, and well, a mohawk.
(Image: People of Walmart)
Looks like the anti-Walmart group in Sioux Falls might have just devalued their homes;
Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, has been accused of skimping on workers’ wages, but critics now may have a hard time arguing the presence of the giant retailer negatively affects housing prices.
southdacola (c) 5/11/12
(Notice the two birds flying above the place – LOL!)
I was pretty shocked that only Jamison voted for the Walmart plan at 69th and Cliff. While the neighborhood organizers had strong arguments against the plan, one fact remains the same, they had a legal right to build there. Hopefully someone interviews Jamison so he can give his reason as to why he voted for it. It seemed to me the vote was based on emotion and not fact. Could Walmart have offered a better plan? Of course they could have, but this seemed to be an ANTI-WALMART campaign from the beginning. To tell you the truth, I wish they wouldn’t build anymore stores in SF, but from what I can tell they crossed all of their T’s and dotted all of their I’s. Bizarre.
A local politician predicted it though, he told me a few weeks back that the council will vote against Walmart based on emotion, I just never thought it would be 90% of them.
I just finished watching the recent Sioux Falls Planning Commission meeting (FF to Item #15) in which they approved the Walmart construction project (it still needs to go to the council). The commission approved the project 4-2. Several people in the neighborhood of the proposed site, including representatives from SF Christian school, came to protest at the meeting. They made some good points;
• Walmart historically has more police calls a month then other retail stores like HyVee
• The store is in close proximity to a school
• Traffic will increase
• The lot is too small to accommodate the store
I feel for these people and their frustrations. I hate Walmart, they are one of the most deceptive retailers in the nation, and like the Quen Be De, I don’t shop there either.
But, they are within their legal rights to build at that location. It is zoned for exactly that kind of use, and that is probably why the commission approved the site.
As for traffic, welcome to the 21st century. Don’t know what else I can say about that. Also, if you buy a home built next to an empty lot zoned for commercial use, guess what, they might build something there like a Walmart.
As for SF Christian’s gripe about the ‘Children’. Last I checked parents CHOOSE to enroll their kids in that school. It is a private school. SF Public schools have open enrollment, you can enroll your kids in any school you want. If you don’t like your children being educated next to a Walmart, the power is in your hands to change that situation.
There is one issue where I do AGREE with the protesters (besides the fact that I hate Walmart) I think the lot is too small for their store and parking. They will literally be right up against all the other businesses around them. I think this should be the protesters biggest argument against the project, and I do know they have gotten some traction on that issue.
The fact remains though. If Walmart doesn’t build there, some other retailer will, that is what it is zoned for. Is the neighborhood going to fight every retailer that wants to build at that site?
As for city council approval, not sure if they will approve it or not. I know a number of councilors do agree with me on the lot being too small, but you have to realize the tax revenue generated from a Walmart is considerable, and they will take that into account.
March 12th, 2012 — Walfart
While I sympathize with these kin folk, I hate to break them the news, you can’t beat Walfart;
Once again, hundreds of people come to sign a petition against the proposed Walmart on the corner of 69th Street and Cliff Avenue. Sam Khoroosi is among them at the Spirit of Peace Church.
Walfart may back down, but not because of neighborhood concerns. I still think they are going to build there.
I watch all the city council meetings, even if there isn’t any important items on the agenda, because usually something interesting comes up. Last night was no different (Click on Item #39 to FF – 44:32 minutes). Property owner James Ekholm was looking to get his property taxes reduced after a land sale deal fell through with Walmart. Basically Walfart told Mr. Ekholm they wanted to buy his farmland to build a new Walmart. Mr. Ekholm got the land annexed for commercial development (which raised his property taxes) and Walmart then turned around and said they were not interested. A part of me feels bad for Mr. Ekholm, but at his age, he should know by now how Walmart and other corporate critters do business, they shit on you every chance they get. Mr. Ekholm was thinking his ship finally came in and was going to get the big Walfart money, and found out the hard way, it doesn’t always work that way. Either way, Mr. Ekholm still stands to make some money from the land, it is still annexed and he could sell it to anyone for commercial development. So his problem? His tax bill went up about $4,000 a year from what he was previously paying. Of course it did, he annexed it for commercial development. I’ll hand it to the city council, all eight councilors voted NO to the property tax reduction. And for good reason. Imagine if they would have given Mr. Ekholm the reduction? You would have seen a bevy of developers asking for reductions on land they have not developed yet.
Suck it up Mr. Ekholm. Your ship will come in eventually. Meanwhile if you are looking to save money may I suggest this fine discount store . . .
October 18th, 2010 — Walfart