Sioux Falls City Council to receive information on a Veterans Housing Project

During the 4 PM informational on Tuesday the city council will hear this presentation;

Veteran’s Community Project Presentation

As I understand it from my moles this is a tiny house housing project that is tied in with the city’s affordable housing funds. It is in the Axtel Park area. I think the city already bought the land but I don’t know a lot more about funding.

While I am all for helping veterans with housing, I still get a little worried when we are spending local tax dollars on these projects like we did with the cemetery. Veterans affairs should be a Federal issue and come from the Federal coffers. Yes, we do receive Federal affordable housing money and that is a pass through, but when we are spending property and sales taxes on these projects when it should be going to infrastructure for all of us, then I get concerned.

I guess we will await the details from this non-transparent city government.


#1 Erica on 04.04.21 at 10:39 pm

Why do you think it is only the Fed’s responsibility to help with veteran issues? The Sioux Falls veterans cemetery is NOT a federal cemetery and an seems as though they dobt want the proposed veteran community project to be one either. It is better left to the state and city to fund such things rather than always the fed Govt who is much worse at balancing budgets and always includes far too much red tape.

I am looking to learn more about this tiny home veteran community project as I believe it serve the veteran community here well.

#2 D@ily Spin on 04.05.21 at 9:26 am

I’m reminded of the Midco Aquatic Center. The city built it on federal land promising swim therapy for veterans. Didn’t happen. The veterans cemetery came about because the city upper class wanted to move deceased family veterans from Sturgis to here. Otherwise, wouldn’t have happened.

Suddenly they want to build unabomber cabins in a slum. Cluster them amongst crack houses and crime. Genius. There’s a reason they’re homeless. They need treatment not confinement. The VA has done a good job supporting vets. If they’re responsible, they qualify for nothing down no closing costs. Given what’s available here, this means the only thing affordable is slums.

The city zoned out semi-permanent RV camper spots. Why is this any better? Build it and there will be bonfires later.

#3 Mike Lee Zitterich on 04.05.21 at 11:05 am

Agree with Erica – as per our state constitution the State is tasked to provide for the Veterans of all American Citizens born in, residing in, and claiming their citizenship of. In fact – if you read Article 15 Section 6 – it is the requirement of the State (the people) to provide for the safe keeping of all military relics, patriotism of the state, the colors, the uniforms, valor of the militia (the people).

As per State laws, anyone, or any group of people can purchase land in order to establish a Cemetery, and “WE” the people voted thru our legislature to estsablish grounds to set aside donations to establish a State Veteran’s Cemetary which will be built near the City of Sioux Falls. A trust fund was set up in order to keep no less than $3,000,000 million in at all times.

And one more thing – while the Federal Government provides for a tombstone for all veterans lost at sea or died in active duty, it is the STATE that is tasked with providind for the burial plots.

The LESS federal government activity done in our state the better.

#4 Jake Cummings on 04.05.21 at 3:45 pm

One issue with reliance on a more restrictive federal funding source is that programs like HUD-VASH (VA Supportive Housing) are typically only available to veterans eligible for VA services (e.g., those with other than dishonorable discharges), and VASH is unique in that those with “other than honorable” discharges are generally ineligible for those benefits. Therefore, the state and/or municipalities could address gaps in program coverage to house vulnerable and/or marginalized veterans.

Similarly, provision of housing for veterans (and families) could provide stability while veterans appeal discharge classifications, which can take months [but may eventually render them eligible for VA programs and services (if the discharge classification is upgraded)]

#5 Warren Phear on 04.07.21 at 10:12 am

Also news today tells us of a new low income housing development in NW Sioux Falls. 29 rental units for 3 million dollars. Would really like to know how much these Lloyd low income units will rent out at. Back to the tiny homes for homeless Sioux Fall vets. The underlying problem is not the housing, or who is paying for it. The real problem is why do we have 60 to 65 homeless vets in SF? In 2019 we had 219 homeless per 100,000 population. That’s over 400 homeless total. That number would easily be in the thousands if not for family and friends providing food and shelter. Think about that, just for a minute. Yet in this town, our council is obsessed with handing out tifs to multimillionaire developers. Our system is broken. Our council broken. Our priorities are broken. It needs to change.

#6 D@ily Spin on 04.07.21 at 11:42 am

What’s happening now is developers build but don’t bother with FHA & VA. Homes are selling fast and for 25% down or even cash. Mortgagers love it because there’s immediate equity and higher mortgage interest. People coming here retire with lots of cash from California and the Northeast. Tiny homes are needed because there’s nothing on the market for vets.

#7 D@ily Spin on 04.07.21 at 11:52 am

How about FEMA trailers with frequent flier miles located East and Southeast in tornado prone areas? Flying houses landing on the city council! Then, but only then, could a constitutional charter replace Home Rule oligarchy.

#8 Very Stable Genius on 04.07.21 at 12:46 pm

It’s all about wages, but South Dakota Democrats only advocate equality, while South Dakota Republicans only care about self profit. The two major political parties in the state are on different planes, while the people are caught in the middle. Yes, our system is indeed broken.

#9 Mike Lee Zitterich on 04.08.21 at 10:45 am

Wages are not, nor are never the problem, the goals for everyone is to seek out and ‘sell’ yourself to as many individuals or companies as possible to maximize the ability to collect as much capital as much as possible. You got to remember, if you are working for ‘wages’ you are legally, lawfully considered someones property, within their jurisdiction, yet alone, a “federal employee” as per the current Internal Revenue Code.

Get out and contract privately to as many people as necessary, grow your working capital, while investing that capital in capital assets which then grow your net worth.

As for the Veteran Miniature City – this city kind of reminds of the former barricks that used to call Sioux Falls home between 1940-1960. Small affordable homes in order to attract and house military families while one of them was actively participating in the Army. How many of you remember the “barricks” once located south of the Airport between Kiwanis Ave and Minnesota Avenue; and Alongquin St and 6th Street?

Interesting Fact: the Terrace Park Swimming Pool was first built in the late 1940’s used as a recreational pool for the U.S Army Residents while on the base. Old photos of Sioux Falls show the pool within the boundaries of the former barricks.

– Mike

#10 Very Stable Genius on 04.08.21 at 11:41 am

Lower wages mean the destruction of the middle class, which in turn means the destruction of our democracy as we know it, or knew it.

Mike’s position on wages is a micro viewpoint, but any true or honest political leader needs to see it in the context of a macro level.

Then, there is this:

“You got to remember, if you are working for ‘wages’ you are legally, lawfully considered someones property, within their jurisdiction….”

Well, their agent, but not their property, but some Hooter’s waitresses might agree with you, however.

( and Woodstock adds: “‘Property’?”…. “So you are saying the 13th Amendment is bullshxt?”….. (“And here I thought that old Honest Abe was a swell guy, WOW!”)…)

#11 Mike Lee Zitterich on 04.09.21 at 10:36 am

I guess, you first have to understand the ‘context’ in which people are hired today within the 1939 Public Salary Tax Act later amended in 1954 by the Internal Revenue Tax Act.

In 1939 – the only American Citizens who owed a personal income tax would be those “workers” working within the District of Columbia (or its jurisdiction) for the Federal Government. These types of ‘workers’ would be working for wages as the President, Vice President, Federal Department Heads, Secretaries, Officers, Officials, to Federal Employees.

You then would have American Citizens within the Republic of 50 States working in the capacity as “Federal Contractors” whom offer their services to the Federal Government whom now contract to take “federal tax funds” for compensation.

Hence the law now defines “Wages” earned by becoming employed by the Federal Government, while Private Contractors become federally contracted to provide outside services to the Federal Government.

One also must realize the I.R.S stands for “Internal Revenue Service” of the District of Columbia in order to audit and account for all Federal Tax Dollars being spent in the District of Columbia and/or its Jurisdictional Boundaries such as federal enclaves, U.S Post Offices, U.S Military Districts, National Parks, Federal Administration Buildings, etc.

In 1954 – the 1939 Law was amended to also include the Private Sector whereas now any U.S Citizen whom now does business in the Federal District aka “Multi-National Corporations” now becomes defined as FEDERAL CONTRACTORS agreeing to hire Employees now defined as W-4 Federal Employees within the “jurisdiction” of D.C while the Federal Contractors are tasked with collecting the Federal Taxes such as the Social Security and MEdicare Excise Tax and Personal Income Tax (unless employees exempt themselves).

U.S Citizen is defined as any American “subjected” to the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia taking a “pledge of allegiance” to D.C. Any American signing a private contract attaching it to the W-4 or W-9 now becomes a Federal Employee or Federal Contractor.

The true intent of Amendment 13 was to make involuntary Servitude illegal “outside” the District of Columbia, while convincing you to “Voluntarily” bind yourself to the District of Columbia; whereas now the 14th Amendment – the Federal Govt now rewards you U.S Citizenship inside the District of Columbia and/or Federal Zone where you voluntarily give up your Inalienable Natural Rights by accepting Civil Rights, Immunities, and becoming “subjected” to all Rules, Codes, Regulations thereof; while any American acting outside this capacity, this jurisdiction is a “FREE” American residing in the Republic of 50 States maintaining their American Sovereignty as American Nationals, Native Americans, American Citizens of one of the 50 State Republics.

Today – the U.S Citizen doing business with U.S Citizen is doing so OUTSIDE the jurisdiction of the State of South Dakota, in the whelm of “Foreign Commerce” wheras now the Federal Govt now has the ability to ‘assess’ a Federal Income Tax to the gains or profits stemming from the activity of that transaction. Meaning, “YOU” do so outside the jurisdiction of your State.

The Federal Income Taxes spelled out in Sub-Title A of the Internal Revenue Code – are defined by the 1918 Tariff Act as the character of the Tax, levied on foreign transactions as a “Impost Fee”. At rates such as 39, 25, 20, 15, and 12% – as per the value of the gain or profit from selling ones labor, capital, or assets.

ALL INCOMES remaining inside South Dakota, within those TRUSTS (land, property, retirement, healthcare, education, commercial trusts) are NOT TAXED.

Fact is – once you sign that W-4 you become a subjected Federal Employee acting as property of the Federal Government, whom you now work for a W-9 Federal Contractor whom now becomes the “agent” of the District of Columbia as a Tax Collector.

Today – many of those large MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS doing business outside our state border, conducting foreign commerce employee nearly 51% of the workforce of Federal Employees.

Many of these Multi National Corporations, whom belong to the “Council of Foriegn Relations” where they play a huge role in shaping “Foreign Policies” – are taking Federal Grants, Subsidies, Monetary Funds, Tax Credits to build their huge empires thru out the 50 States.

IF you call yourself a “W-4 Employee” – you are acting in the capacity of a Federal Employee, ‘enslaved’ by the Federal Government, whom now controls much of the economy thru those Multi-National Corporations such as McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Home Depot,Chic-Fillet, Popeyes, Lowes, Amazon, etc-etc.

The MULTI-NATIONALS are the newage “Plantations” prior to the Civil War, only this time – thanks to the 13th and 14th Amendments, along with the 16 Amendment – they reside 100% within the Jurisdiction of the District of Columbia.

Fact: The term “EMPLOYEE” is defined in the Internal Revenue Code today as a “Slave” subjected to the Property Owner doing business inside the Territory of the District of Columbia.

– Mike

#12 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 04.09.21 at 2:54 pm

What about the Trilateral Commission, are there still any fears out there about that one, too?

And would it be politically incorrect for me to say that I want to open a business so I can have some “slaves”?

Tear down the Lincoln Memorial now. It was all bullshxt.

#13 Mike Lee Zitterich on 04.10.21 at 2:22 am

I will never work for ‘wages’ again. I enjoy my freedom of being self employed and working for myself, let alone, if I do work for a part time job (for wages), I do it for capital only, which I EXEMPT myself from the ‘income tax’ on that wage, which allows me to now reinvest my capital freely.

The only thing that changed in 1865 – was the ownership of the property, instead of slaves being owned by Private Persons, the ”slaves” are today owned by the Federal Government. Fact.

READ THE LAWS WE have written,.

– Mike