Sioux Falls City Council to get a chance to look at rezones ahead of the vote

Two neighborhoods invite councilors to visit property to be voted on Monday for rezone. An opportunity for council members to see the area and listen to the residents, before the final vote.


#1 anonymous on 10.30.18 at 1:04 pm

Has someone explained quorum to the two neighborhoods?

#2 Michael L. Wyland on 10.30.18 at 2:11 pm

Yes – good question! I’ve seen surprised elected officials leave a social gathering once they realized there were enough to require public notice!

#3 l3wis on 10.30.18 at 2:49 pm

They did notice media and are going to post online, hopefully before 3 PM.

#4 l3wis on 10.30.18 at 3:11 pm

So I guess the story now is that there will NOT be a quorum, so they are not posting it. In other words, they don’t want to go to the meeting.

#5 l3wis on 10.30.18 at 4:05 pm

from councilor Stehly;

This is an issue that needs to be discussed. We have had events like a recent public works bus tour , the Chamber annual meeting, a recent CVB event , a presentation for a street vacation and multiple Press conferences which all had City business discussed, and a quorum was allowed. But if ordinary citizens want a meeting with the council, outside of the Tuesday Venue, they are not afforded the same opportunity to engage

#6 anonymous on 10.30.18 at 4:58 pm

I have always assumed the City Council was continually policing themselves on the issue of quorum.

By the looks of Councilor Stehly’s remark…..

Obviously NOT!

#7 Warren Phear on 10.30.18 at 5:55 pm

Theresa. I do not understand what happened here. Could you explain?

#8 l3wis on 10.30.18 at 6:01 pm

WP- There should have been a 24 hour notice of the meeting so ALL the councilors could attend. By NOT being able to have a quorum it gives some of the councilors an easy excuse not to show up.

#9 Theresa stehly on 10.30.18 at 7:17 pm

Scott..there was a 24 hour notice of the meetings.

#10 Warren Phear on 10.30.18 at 7:18 pm

Who were the councilors willing to meet with the neighborhoods?