Too little to late, IMO, when it comes to the hotel room tax increase in Sioux Falls. Leave it to the badass Argus Endorser Editorial board to scold our city government after the fact;
The board should narrow the options down quickly, however, and resist putting the money toward attracting new airlines or building a new events center.
Invest the hotel tax money into promotional efforts to get more people into Sioux Falls hotel rooms.
The strategy should be as simple as that.
Where were you before the city council passed this stupid tax increase? Did any one from your esteemed media empire ask city councilors what the money was going to be spent on? Nope. But you are sure full of ideas now.
A little birdy told me that an opposition group is seriously looking into getting an initiative on the ballot to overturn the tax. I’ll keep you posted as I know more. And NO I am not involved.