It’s going to be an interesting Friday in Sioux Falls

There has been a rumor floating around today that Mayor TenHaken plans to have a news conference tomorrow afternoon at around 2 PM at City Hall concerning a new development downtown.

I guess a deal has been in the works to finish off the rest of the Railroad Redevelopment site just east of the 8th and RR Building. The two proposals floating out there are workforce housing (market rate apartments) and luxury condos. I can’t tell who the competing developers are or if this is what the rumored press conference is about, but the timing of this supposed press conference is interesting considering the council suddenly posted today they are having a 1 PM working session on Friday, that has NO public agenda items except public input and they go directly into executive session. Maybe they should have just called a City Council Poetry Reading since I find it laughable they are calling a faux working session so they can be told something privately.

These folks are so sloppy.

Councilors and council staff are not allowed to tell the public what goes on during the session, but I can make some guesses. It could be about the development Poops may announce (sneakily telling council only a few minutes before he announces a proposal to the public) or it could be a settlement has been reached with the Bunker Ramp and that could be the ultimate announcement?

My head has been spinning for weeks while watching Paul pack 4 years of his do nothing term (that he didn’t sign up for) into a few weeks of getting something done. Maybe he will announce he is cancelling the election because his opponents don’t have a snowball’s chance?

At this point nothing would f’ing surprise me.


#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.17.22 at 7:50 pm

Something tells me that Poops was a crammer in college.

“Paul pack”, is that offered at Taco Johns, or a Packers Reddit page? Or, better yet, a fundraising tool(box) for kids?

AND, no doubt, the Mayor will win with 73%, with 85% coming out of Taupeville.

#2 "Woodstock" on 03.17.22 at 7:52 pm

“‘85%’?”….. “Man, now you’re talking North Korean numbers”….

#3 Steve on 03.17.22 at 10:11 pm

Let’s hope it’s development on the bunker ramp, with hotels and restaurants. Of course, the restaurants will be anchored by the downtown location Chick-fil-a.

#4 D@ily Spin on 03.18.22 at 8:29 am

Affordable housing and public input without a regular council meeting. Sounds like another devious election pitch. Pick a Friday when people leave work early. Oh, already done. How about hours before the Friday local evening news when there’s more reporters and audience. OK, done also. How about this: Buy a plane like Noem’s with bond money and fly a 200’ streamer behind. Takes a big panel to spell TenHaken.

#5 D@ily Spin on 03.18.22 at 8:33 am

This public input is a good time to ask why citizens will be drinking from the Sioux River and squatting on pots because toilets can’t flush.

#6 Further Fear & Loathing on 03.18.22 at 12:53 pm

Does Silverstar recycle or flush, because I would hate to be able to wash my car only once every other day?

#7 anominous on 03.20.22 at 9:10 pm

lol when is pth gonna offer to get the city tangled up in cryptocurrency like these other genius (male) mayors are doing