User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


70° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Controversial City Amendment Tabled

January 27, 2012, 9:59 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Controversial City Amendment Tabled
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Members of the Charter Revision Commission in Sioux Falls voted unanimously Friday to table a controversial amendment that would have granted the mayor's office more power.

The commission was appointed late last year by Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether. Members serve a three-year term, and it looked like some controversial decision were headed to this springs city-wide election.

But after about an hour of discussion that changed. Sometimes all it takes a push.

The Charter Revision Commission meeting always starts with feedback.

“I don't want to slow things down tow a crawl so we get nothing done, and contractors move on, so on and so forth. But we have to be very careful to create a lot of transparency,” resident Andy Traub said.

Friday's session was no different. But what did change was who was there to tell the commission what they thought.

“I look at the charter of the city of Sioux Falls in the same manner I look at the Constitution of the State of South Dakota,” Sue Aguilar, Sioux Falls city council chair, said.

Sioux Falls city councilors offered their opinions on a series of potential changes to the city's governing document.

“I would ask you to take more time for research and more input from the public and those affected by the proposed changes,” Aguilar said.

The changes would have given the mayor more power. And they'd become controversial.

“Councilors have been forced to make a lot of changes and be more involved in government,” Rex Rolfing, Sioux Falls city council chair said.

In the end a decision by the commission put the brakes on the fast-track it seemed the group was headed on tabled the two controversial charter amendments.

They would have bypassed the city council and granted the mayor's office authority over contracts, employee discipline, and more.

Maybe it was the public push-back, or maybe it was always the commission's plan. But now the controversial issues have been tabled, until more people can weigh in on them.

The council will take up the two tabled amendments at a meeting next Tuesday. It will also discuss four other Revisions that could make it to the April ballot.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story
Evidence From Car Led Authorities To Cold Case Conclusion

4/16/2014 11:35 AM

A more than 40-year-old cold case has been closed after South Dakota authorities announced on Tuesday the remains found in an old Studebaker submerged...

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED