UPDATE: Sioux Falls City Council Agenda, Sept 10-11

City Council Informational • 4 PM • Tuesday 10th

Presentations on the CVB BID Budget and Regular Budget Amendments. I’m not sure how many amendments there will be, but I do know about a couple of them.

Regular City Council Meeting • 7 PM • Tuesday 10th

Item #12, Deferred Resolution, Street Vacation. This will probably pass because the RS5 seem to be leaning that way. I think the only two that will vote against it is Starr and Stehly. What is weird is that the vacation isn’t really needed, and the State who are involved with it, doesn’t seem to care either way.

Item #16, 1st Reading, Supplemental Appropriations for the parks department for bike trail upgrades. No real explanation for this.

Item #17, 1st Reading, Property tax increase. The council hasn’t failed to pass this every year for well over a decade. I don’t think this year will be any different. Ironically, the city really doesn’t have to pass this, they can just leave the rate where it is. The excuses for raising the tax rate should be interesting . . . and TOTAL BS!

Items #18-21, Resolutions on the 2020 budget(s)

Charter Revision Commission • 3:30 PM • Wednesday 11th

The Commission trudges thru more articles of the charter.

UPDATE: The Presser on Tuesday at 10 AM is for the Events Center Campus Book Club recommendations.



4 comments ↓

#1 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 09.08.19 at 8:51 pm

Here’s an interesting read about Anchorage Trust Company:

https://www.coindesk.com/a16z-backed-libra-member-anchorage-on-why-it-chose-south-dakota-for-crypto-custody-office

#2 l3wis on 09.08.19 at 10:02 pm

I had to laugh when they talked about the low cost of living in SD, we rank like 27, apparently that is low to them? We all know why they are here, NO INCOME TAXES and our Wild West of Usuary laws (not very many). I also find it ironic that $3 Trillion dollars is parked in our state while 70% of South Dakotans make under $40,000 a year. If we only taxed .25% of that wealth we could put 7.5 Billion into the state coffers. Can you imagine how that would change our schools? Our property tax burdens? Affordable higher education? Heck FREE higher education for all SD residents?

#3 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 09.08.19 at 11:07 pm

I have always said that South Dakota is the Cayman Islands of the tundra.

All of that wealth is parked here. We gain little from it in terms of trust maintenance fees or proper progressive taxation, but it does afford our state’s elite the opportunity to meet the super rich, and thus, to become richer themselves.

Our trust fund laws can only be justified if you understand and appreciate the Governor’s Hunt, and its real purpose.

I am amazed how even Democratic attorneys in this state, too, promote and profit from our trust fund laws.

South Dakota is truly “Inc.,” when it comes to our usury and trust laws, yet, the average person in this state gains little or nothing from it. South Dakota is a legal loophole, a “dummy corporation,” that is being passed off as one of the fifty United States.

Oh, and it all began with Janklow, too, who lowered the usury laws and got rid of the ‘Rule against Perpetuity,’ which then allowed the rich to park their money here in South Dakota in trusts, and thus, protected from federal and definitely state taxation.

So as some of our civic leaders welcome Anchorage Trust to Sioux Falls this week, I hope they keep in mind what they really are welcoming to Sioux Falls, as they struggle to find funds for roads, first responders, and our schools.

#4 anonymous on 09.10.19 at 7:34 am

Will the mayor’s plan for the ec campus include a public vote?

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