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January 09, 2017 05:45 PM

Breaking Ground On Controversial City Administration Building

Work is moving forward on the controversial new city administration building in Sioux Falls.

On Monday, city officials broke ground on the project.

The nearly $22 million building will be on Dakota Avenue and have three floors with the foundation to add a fourth in the future.

The building is more than a year in the making.

A group called "Stop the Funding" circulated petitions to bring the then proposed building to a vote.

Even though the group got enough signatures, they didn't use the right petition forms, so the signatures were thrown out.

"We're going to keep an eye on this building because we've seen just on Christmas Day how the Events Center is starting to blow apart. We're going to be watching this building as it's going up. We're going to be making sure we can keep track of it and let the people of Sioux Falls know as flying panels happen and everything else," Bruce Danielson with Stop the Funding said.

"It's important for you folks and the public to understand that everything in the effort for this project has been approached in a fiscally responsible way to maximize the taxpayer dollar," City Finance Director Tracy Turbak said.

Tonight on Your Money Matters on KELOLAND News at 10 p.m. Casey Wonnenberg will look into how much the new building will cost you, the taxpayer.

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