Probably one of the main reasons peeps did not vote in the city election and recent primaries is because the government doesn’t engage them. They have no clue of what is going on so why vote?

I will give you an example. I like to ride around town at night and look at public/private partnerships. It is intriguing to me how some partners really take it one step further and some just cash the check and say, oh well.

So I was riding on the river greenway tonight by the Steel District project admiring the cheap exterior elements 🙁 and some random dude in a random car (not security) told me I needed to leave the PRIVATE property. I told him it was NOT private property and pointed to the greenway while I was sitting on a public street attached to a parking ramp that got a $25 million dollar TIF.

He wanted to argue, but I informed him I was sitting on public property and had every right to be there. He didn’t know what to say except, “This is private property.”

It just goes to show just how little the general public knows. We are paying for that patio, we are paying for the infrastructure, we own that damn project whether we like it or not yet some clown in a random car needed to somehow school me. Poor fella.

5 Thoughts on “The uninformed public

  1. D@ily Spin on June 6, 2024 at 8:25 am said:

    Must have been a city official. Everything the city builds with public money is considered controlled if not owned by them. What’s especially dusturbing is city intervention into the private commercial real estate market. The railroad yards they bought had one tract suitable for development. They sold it at a profit to a private developer. Should the city compete with private enterprise? The Alliance at Russell and West is the city leading to veterans and private organizations. Have you tried entering the Huether Tennis Complex? Taxpayers built it but you must be insider elite to use it.

  2. D@ily Spin on June 6, 2024 at 8:28 am said:

    Has the city become a private country club supported by the middle class?

  3. l3wis on June 6, 2024 at 9:31 am said:

    I wasn’t thinking, but I should have taken a pic of his license plate. I think it was an off duty cop, just seemed that way. Green, 4-door sedan, no commercial plates and he was dressed like he just left the gym, no badge, no uniform. Kind of makes you wonder if they are running into issues with the greenway and they don’t want the meddling kids to see. I will have to look closer the next time I review my INVESTMENT.

  4. DuckUjk on June 6, 2024 at 12:56 pm said:

    Oh but when it comes to a muni golf course, the city says you can do whatever you want and don’t associate with those because they have a 3rd party contract so city doesn’t want to associate with them at all

  5. The Guy From Guernsey on June 9, 2024 at 8:06 am said:

    Private security chasing the Poors from the city-owned areas located adjacent to these properties.
    Who didn’t see that happening when these areas were developed using the proceeds of future property tax collections, increases to which would ordinarily support the school district and Minnehaha County operations.
    Daily Spin nails it. Sioux Falls – a private country club economy for the Bougies financed by the Poors.

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