Stehly’s 2nd attempt to repeal downtown parking ramp may not happen

Stehly tried to get another councilor to sign onto the repeal, but so far has been unsuccessful;

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS, SD (THE “CITY”) REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 119-17 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ITS SALES TAX REVENUE BONDS AND OTHER ACTIONS RELATED THERETO.

The city attorney’s office has said that Stehly has the legal right to propose the repeal.

What is frustrating about the Downtown Parking Ramp is the obvious, the developer involved, Legacy is being sued for wrongful death and a whole host of other stuff. Why would the city want to be involved with an entity that is facing such serious charges and fines?

Stehly spoke about it yesterday at the informational, imploring her fellow councilors to repeal the bonds until the legal matters are settled. The only response Stehly got was from councilor Rolfing who offered, “At least the city isn’t be sued.”

Wow.

And some wonder why such idiotic decisions are made. Just look to the decision makers.



8 comments ↓

#1 anonymous on 03.07.18 at 11:07 am

The City may have some difficulty selling these bonds as they come ‘with a story’.

#2 Briggs on 03.07.18 at 11:42 am

It would be a massive shame if one specific council member chose not to support this attempt. I can only imagine the campaign literature an opponent would be able to run against them.

#3 The D@ily Spin on 03.07.18 at 11:59 am

The future is LYFT and self-driving cars. Is a parking garage necessary? Probably for drug deals, car prostitution, or homeless abode. Maybe, for seniors who live in old cars because they can’t afford downtown condos.

#4 scott on 03.07.18 at 12:13 pm

too bad those that want music at icon didn’t also express outrage at the city continuing to get in bed with legacy during public input.

#5 anonymous on 03.07.18 at 12:36 pm

At this point, it appears the only thing that could stop this is a petition drive to take it to a public vote.

The initiative process would put the sale of the bonds on hold for six months+

#6 "Very Stable Genius" on 03.07.18 at 2:32 pm

Stehly and Starr need to author an ordinance which requires public disclosure of all of those involved in a public/private investment like the ramp project. Then, all of the mayoral candidates need to be asked what their position is on this proposed ordinance….

#7 l3wis on 03.07.18 at 2:56 pm

I think a petition drive is an EXCELLANT idea. Just make sure the city clerk reviews BOTH sides of the petition before stamping it 🙂

#8 Alert Citizen on 03.07.18 at 8:13 pm

Have Neitzert and Starr lost their courage and common sense?

Has Erickson has whispered too many times into their ears and clouded their ability to reason?

She needs to be replaced!