Is Jodi Schwan working for the City again?

So I’m reading the latest update about the private/public partnership, Village on the River;

Journey’s work has been a “key, pivotal piece” of making the project happen, said Erica Beck, chief of staff for Mayor Paul TenHaken.

“They have excellent professionalism. They’ve done a great job of creating a safe site within an urban area, which is incredibly important,” she said. “We’ve received a lot of positive comments about that – it’s a safe site and a screened site, and it’s been well-received by the public.”

So why was I not reading this on the city’s website or watching it at an informational meeting presentation? Instead I got this information on Jodi’s website in which the contractor had to pay to present it.

Am I the only one that thinks it is a little odd that after the city gave over $20 million towards this project we are not being given timely updates at public meetings? Oh, that’s right, somebody may ask the ‘Legacy’ question again, and we just can’t have that in a public setting, someone may have to either answer the question or lie. Better just to pay Jodi to get it out there.


#1 Matthew Paulson on 11.27.18 at 10:11 pm

Journey Group is an advertiser on SiouxFalls.Business (Jodi’s Site).

Are they not allowed to advertise and highlight their construction projects because they are a contractor for the city?

By that logic, Boeing, SpaceX, Northrup Grumman and hundreds of other companies shouldn’t ever be allowed to buy advertising that highlights their project because they are government contractors.

#2 l3wis on 11.28.18 at 9:39 am

Journey can throw all kinds of money at Jodi, I don’t care. My point is that this is a public project (partially) and the public should be getting updates through the city website and at informational meetings so councilors can ask about how our money is being spent instead of hiding behind a for-profit business website.

#3 Warren Phear on 11.28.18 at 10:44 am

Me and anyone with an ounce of common sense would agree with Scott on this one. MP, once again, you are wrong. Getting to be a familiar pattern for you. Maybe you should just stick to whatever snakeoil it is you are selling.

#4 l3wis on 11.28.18 at 1:19 pm

WP, Matt sells ‘Angels’ Not ‘Snakes’ get it straight. LOL.

#5 Matthew Paulson on 11.28.18 at 9:41 pm

I believe there was an update at an informational meeting a month or two ago? What am I missing here?