City of Sioux Falls to have meeting about homeless issues at a Wine Bar

Oh, I had to do a double-take when I saw this;

Sioux Falls City Councilors and other City officials will meet with members of the Whitter neighborhood business community Wednesday.

The meeting is at 1 p.m. at the R Wine meeting room, 322 East 8th Street.

According to an email from planning and development services, the meeting has been officially noticed so Councilors can attend.

The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House and the Union Gospel Mission will discuss their programs’ policies and things that have worked and not worked for them over the years. The Sioux Falls Police will also discuss how they have been trying to address issues in the neighborhood.

Would you like a little cheese with your ‘whine’ business owner? When the city has a meeting, they should have it in a city owned building with FREE daytime parking. While I like Ricardo’s place, it is certainly not the appropriate venue for discussing this issue.

It makes me wonder if they are trying to get ‘certain’ people out of the discussion. I know that when councilor Stehly organized the first meeting, Grant Houwman (Million Dollar Condos/TIF Funding man-Washington Square) interjected himself and tried to cause a little chaos by inviting more councilors to create a quorum issue (I see they fixed that this time). He seems to have some butt hurt issues over Stehly. My philosophy is that you don’t always have to agree with a politician on every issue, but if you are both working towards the same result, it’s best to suck it up, and work together. This is what has often irritated me about the RS5, they just simply made a pact to vote against anything the RW3 wants to do, whether it is good or not. As I told a gentleman last night who follows the blog, “City government is one step forward and three steps back. It’s getting worse.”



6 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 09.10.19 at 10:07 am

Discuss Wine-Os at a wine bar! Is this one of those ‘guy walks into a bar’ jokes?

#2 anominous on 09.10.19 at 10:35 am

once again showing its safe to go to that neighborhood

#3 "Wonderful WINO" on 09.10.19 at 11:43 am

You know what the common question at a wine bar is, don’t you?….. “I wonder what the poor are doing right now.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmekAwG583M

#4 Matthew Paulson on 09.10.19 at 1:03 pm

There’s plenty of free parking there. It’s also the closest venue to the area brags bad problems.

#5 D@ily Spin on 09.10.19 at 1:54 pm

‘Guy walks in to’ an unfinished 5-story parking ramp the mayor and council refuse to believe exists. Maybe it’s for Aliens but not the pork plant kind.

#6 Out of wine and cheese on 09.10.19 at 2:55 pm

Maybe the local Jaycees could use the Bunker Ramp for their upcoming horror house?

It’s best to call it a horror house and not a haunted house, too, given who are responsible for how and why it was built.

( – and Woodstock points out: “Costumes and horrors?… That sounds like a lot of fun.”)

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