I was reading through the budget amendments tonight (item 14) that will be proposed on Monday night at the city council meeting. Yawn. Besides funding more monkey crappers and shifting money around, there really isn’t any thing of importance.
It seems are councilors think amendments are for SPENDING MORE MONEY instead of saving taxpayer money.
Also I see councilor Harley-Davidson Monopoly wants to increase the room tax even though it would not have a purpose, accept to throw more money at a failing Convention Center.
Next week, the Sioux Falls City Council will consider a proposal that would add a $2Â fee on every hotel room in the city.
“In my opinion, it’s the best thing to do,” city councilman Jim Entenmen said.Â “Dollars are hard to come by and we’ve got to continue to promote Sioux Falls and it’s getting tougher because there’s more competition for that business.”
Right now, the city spends about a million dollars a year to help fund the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
My suggestion? Make people buying Harley’s pay the same sales tax rate as people buying food. Maybe that would raise some money? Looks like Jim is becoming a regular ole patsy for the mayor.