Public Input at Sioux Falls City Council and Planning Meetings

FF: 1:38 (official newspaper of Sioux Falls city government)

FF: 1:49:45 (Med Mary Task Force)

FF: 2:12 (Regular Public Input, TIFs and riding scooters on the sidewalk)

FF: 1:06:50 & 1:17:45 (TIF)

FF: 1:25:15 (Public Input, Recommended Approval)


#1 The Guy From Guernsey on 06.05.21 at 3:01 pm

Absolutely comical to listen to Alex Jensen rationalize as “constituent service” the offering of a proposed City ordinance which is clearly for the parochial interest of a single business entity.

I am unable to say that Alex Jensen has been a disappointment. Nor has his term-to-date on the Council been a surprise. “He is who we thought he is.” An ‘At Large City Councilor’, bought and paid for to serve the few.

#2 D@ily Spin on 06.05.21 at 4:37 pm

Isn’t he that pray for your money preacher on that TV channel nobody watches.

#3 The Guy From Guernsey on 06.05.21 at 4:41 pm

“I would never recommend doing an exclusive contract with somebody.” City Councilor Alex Jensen.

“Here is a proposed City ordinance written essentially with the exclusive interest of a single business in focus.” Also City Councilor Alex Jensen (if he were being honest with his constituency).

Love that Brekke low key called Jensen out on the intent and impact of the restrictive nature of his proposed ordinance.

Hey Alex, although you think you are cultivating (protecting?) “local business” with this restrictive ordinance, more regulation and more stringent regulation always benefits a larger business organization. Size and scale allow a larger organization to more easily navigate the regulatory environment (and amortize the fixed cost associated with “Regulatory” over more units of sale/production).

Is this a reflection of the type of business and economics education that an alum of USD receives?

I realize this ordinance is set to be removed from consideration. But Jensen’s action to cater to the parochial interest of a single business and the rationalizations he provides for doing so (“the big national providers will not be able to deal with the convenants of this ordinance”) need to be recognized for that which they are – wrong for Sioux Falls, incorrect as to principles of economics and business, as well as simply wrong-headed.

#4 D@ily Spin on 06.05.21 at 4:43 pm

Does there have to be a newspaper? Neither the Argus nor Shopping News has significant distribution. Couldn’t legals be posted on YouTube, Facebook, or a Website?

#5 Very Stable Genius on 06.05.21 at 6:27 pm

Scoop Jackson was known as the “Senator from Boeing”. Alex is the “Councilman from First Premier”.

( and Woodstock adds: “I forgot about Old Cold Warrior Scoop”… “He was the Joe Manchin of his time”…. “But that’s when the Dems had enough senators to finish-off any attempted filibuster”…. “Now days, one legislator can be their own kind of king beyond their parochial interest(s)”…. )