The Sioux Falls municipal election is just over a month away, and the ballot includes four questions that voters will need to answer.
Between now and April 8, there will be eight public meetings held throughout Sioux Falls about the four ballot questions. Voters will be answering yes or no to questions about an outdoor pool at Spellerberg Park, the use of snow gates, zoning at 85th Street and Minnesota Avenue, and the Shape Places ordinance.
The city is organizing these public meetings so voters can take their ballot and answer the questions with better knowledge of each choice. Each of the meetings will be exactly the same, so if you can't come to the first one, you can go to any of the other seven and you won't miss a thing.
They are broken down into four segments so that each of these questions can be explained. The first 30 minutes will be spent on the Spellerberg Park pool, followed by 20 minutes on snow gates, 20 minutes on 85th Street and Minnesota Avenue, and 20 minutes on Shape Places.
The meetings are meant to inform, not to influence, which is why city officials can do this within the laws of an election. Things get started at 6 p.m. Monday at MariCar Community Center at 400 North Valley View Road.
Below are the dates and locations for the additional meetings:
- Monday, March 10: Oyate Community Center, 2421 West 15th Street
- Wednesday, March 12: Prairie Green Golf Course, Clubhouse; 600 East 69th Street
- Wednesday, March 19: Kuehn Community Center, 2801 South Valley View Road
- Thursday, March 20: Main Library, Meeting Room A; 200 North Dakota Avenue
- Monday, March 24: Morningside Community Center, 2400 South Bahnson Avenue
- Thursday, March 27: Outdoor Campus, Theater; 4500 South Oxbow Avenue
- Monday, March 31: Kenny Anderson Community Center, 3701 East Third Street