Some Sioux Falls City Councilors are saying they didn’t know Legacy lied to them

It’s hardly worth re-publishing, but according to the Argus, some councilors were unaware that Legacy was so closely tied to Hultgren construction.

Give me a F’ing Break!

It was blatantly obvious that they were two in the same when we saw the haggling over the LLC’s and the asbestos removal. Ignorance is NO excuse. Several in the public knew about the relationship between Legacy and Hultgren, and I find it extremely hard to believe that people on the council, people in the planning department and the mayor didn’t know the relationship was extremely cozy.

IMO, the lying is breach of contract and I would stop construction immediately. I would have it rebid to build a stand alone parking ramp (that we can actually use and has more spaces) and if someone with their OWN money wants to develop next to it and lease space (parking and land) so be it, but moving forward NOW after this has come to light is almost criminal towards the taxpayers. Doing nothing is unacceptable!



6 comments ↓

#1 JKC on 07.25.18 at 6:28 pm

It’s their Legacy….. And they see it the way they want, too…

It might also be plausible deniability at the local level, however, because our City often likes to keep secrets. So it is probably due to the cold war we are currently in with Sioux City and/or the European Union (Potsdam?), or something like that….

#PlausibleDeniabilityBuildsOnesLegacy

#2 Theresa stehly on 07.25.18 at 6:45 pm

For the record Mr. Ehrismon..Councilor Pat Starr and I opposed this project from the start. We proposed legislation to stop the funding and put the brakes on the project..but we were voted down. This is what happens when you do business in secret. Our citizens deserve better.

#3 D@ily Spin on 07.25.18 at 7:21 pm

That they didn’t know shows they’re not informed enough for a vote and incompetent. This is why there should be a public vote on any expenditure that’s more than 10mil. Obviously, city councilor means keeping a seat warm and showing up for photos or public appearances.

#4 Warren Phear on 07.26.18 at 9:09 am

For the record Theresa, you were being too humble in your argus quote. There was no “we failed”. Six failed, two did not.

#5 anonymous on 07.26.18 at 12:07 pm

SPIN—-SPIN—-SPIN—-

Mike Huether

Mike Cooper and Darin Ketchum

And, the six councilors who ultimately voted ON BEHALF OF THE TAXPAYERS to seal the deal:

CHRISTINE ERICKSON, At-Large

MICHELLE ERPENBACH, Central District

RICK KILEY, Southeast District

GREG NEITZERT, Northwest District

REX ROLFING, At-Large

MARSHALL SELBERG, Southwest District

#6 Mike gunn on 07.26.18 at 10:46 pm

I spoke on this during my campaign run for Mayor,,, was anyone listening?