While the city plans to build a new $25 million dollar city administration building that was only approved by ONE person, the mayor, the SFPD has to fight for decent COLA raises.
We were told the new building would help morale with city employees. Getting paid a decent wage with good benefits and appropriate raises helps morale more than anything.
The building is merely being built to appease promises the mayor made to contractors and bond salesman. That’s it. While the taxpayers of this fine community are stuck with another mortgage as our crime rate continues to grow.
But the mayor paints a rosy image of everything;
â€œThe last time we celebrated something like this was way back in 1936. Serving Sioux Falls citizens is serious business, and our new City Administration Building will take us to a whole new level of performance,â€ says Mayor Mike Huether.
We have built dozens of administration buildings since 1936, and I never remember anyone celebrating spending tax dollars on city office buildings.
I encourage any councilor that opposed this building to NOT show up to the ground breaking.