Smoking Bad, Beer Drinking Good!

As the mayor is set to chew all of our butts (no pun intended) about smoking, he is taking the EC siding settlement money and building more beer coolers and expanding the junk food kitchens at the facility (Item #1, Consent Agenda).


First off, it is hypocritical to expand drinking at the EC while banning smoking. And secondly, we should have used the settlement money for what it is for, fixing the P.O.S. siding.

Still waiting for the City’s Risk Management department to tell us tearing out a 90 foot load bearing wall was an ‘Act of God’.

When is this mean streak towards us from God gonna end? She must still be mad we didn’t vote for Hillary.


#1 anonymous on 12.10.16 at 9:09 am

I believe Mike’s press conference on Monday is to announce he is vetoing current legislation (smoking ban) the City Council has just passed with a 6-2 vote.

Most citizens care about smoking indoors, few care about smoking outdoors.

I think the real reason for the push-back from our mayor and his administration is a dollars and cents issue that was recently revealed during an interview on Knobe.

The NCAA wants their tournaments held in smoke-free facilities and Sioux Falls needs every competitive edge they can get in order participate in the bidding war for these games.

Hence, SF needs an EC that is not only smoke-free indoors, but also outdoors.

In my mind, a very poor excuse for the ELECTED leader of our community to thumb his nose at a 6-2 vote from a City Council that represents every constituent in this city!!!!!

#2 The D@ily Spin on 12.10.16 at 12:17 pm

So serious. It’s bad for another 16 months. Optimism and humor will get us through. We don’t need EC siding repairs. There’s excess crops this year. Use donated corn cobbs like Mitchell.

#3 Reliable Voter on 12.10.16 at 1:59 pm

Passage of the “bathroom bill” would also take Sioux Falls out of contention for NCAA events too? Correct?

#4 Warren Phear on 12.14.16 at 10:32 am

A lot of things will prevent the denny from hosting Division 1 Mens basketball. First and foremost is seating capacity. 12,000 is good enough for womens games, but not for men.