Butt Hurt Rich Folks leading opposition to Packing Plant

I often wonder where these folks are to help close the manure factory stinking up the city everyday in this town? After having Covid a couple of years ago my sense of smell has been really bad. I told someone the other day there are only 3 things I can really smell; Smithfields, Burger King and Cigarettes.

READ THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT: SMART GROWTH SIOUX FALLS.

Mr. Sneve beat me to the punch on the funding story;

In a campaign finance filing submitted to the City Clerk’s Office ahead of Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, Smart Growth Sioux Falls reported more than $93,000 in campaign contributions since its formation earlier this year.

The report confirms prior news reports that a major backer of the opposition to Wholestone Farms LLC’s plan to construct a $600 million pork processing plant in the northeast corner of Sioux Falls is Jeff Broin, the founder, CEO and chairman of POET, a leading producer of ethanol and biofuels headquartered in Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls Attorney Brendan Johnson asked the council tonight to have a moratorium on the butcher shop until after the election;

In response, Smart Growth Sioux Falls attorney Brendan Johnson Tuesday evening urged Mayor Paul TenHaken and the Sioux Falls City Council during their weekly meeting to take preemptive action.

“It is your responsibility to press pause and let voters decide this issue,” Johnson said. “That means you need to shut down this transparent attempt to side-step the election. My request is simple: press pause—issue a moratorium for two months.”

I will say it again, we approved Shape Places a few years ago and shot ourselves in the foot when it comes to allowing the council to approve conditional use permits. We rolled over like a dog for the developers who run our city and left no options for our local leaders to stop something like this.

I hate to say it, but Shape Places is really a Sh!t Storm.



6 comments ↓

#1 The Guy From Guernsey on 09.06.22 at 9:43 pm

Going to go out on a limb and suggest that the merchandisers for Dakota Gold distillers grain are going to have a tougher time from this point forward getting their product to be used as animal feed from this point forward.
Let Jeff Broin have DDGS for breakfast, lunch and dinner behind the gates up there on Imani Ridge.

#2 The Guy From Guernsey on 09.06.22 at 9:48 pm

And to the extent that the lady who operates Original Pancake House might still be in the cell phone business, where in hell does she think originates the bacon she serves?

#3 l3wis on 09.06.22 at 9:57 pm

I don’t think she owns it anymore (Cell co), I may know the current owner. Let me do some digging, because he doesn’t seem like the kind of person to do something like this.

#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 09.07.22 at 3:13 pm

I can smell a predatory Republican from a mile away.

#5 Further Fear & Loathing on 09.07.22 at 4:02 pm

People used to laugh at me then (Some still do.), but I could smell the Trump presidency before it even happened. It smelt like a cross between an aging Big Mac and a sweaty female porn star.

#6 LJL on 09.10.22 at 2:24 pm

I told you to look a the west side of 229 for the funding on this.