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.


68° 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.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Huether Gives State Of The City

May 3, 2012, 5:51 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Huether Gives State Of The City
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

In a speech that was part performance review and part cheerleading session, Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether asserted the city is strong.

"In the last month, I've just been signing and signing and signing my name for plats. That's a great, great sign. We are growing again, developing again and building again," Huether told a Carnegie Town Hall crowd during the nearly hour-long State of the City speech.

He said Sioux Falls never stopped growing, but property and sales taxes are up along with general revenue. Huether said back-to-back sales tax surpluses have meant more than a hundred miles of smooth city streets, fatter city coffers, improved city parks and infrastructure, and downtown development.

Part of that comes from increased consumer spending; he says another part is due to increased job opportunities.  Sioux Falls remains strong with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.  Huether pointed out that industry continues to add jobs. 

"If you are unemployed, underemployed, and if you are looking to grow, or if you're just looking for a new challenge," Huether said, "now is the time to update the resume, shake hands and let people know you're hungry."

The mayor also touted the vote for the new events center as his biggest 2011 victory, pointing to high voter turnout and eventually approval after a contentious campaign.

"We're not always going to agree. We going to battle occasionally, and yes, there may be controversy or two along the journey," Huether said.

For this mayor, Thursday's speech begins the second half of his inaugural journey as a leader. He will present a plan for the city's future later this month.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


Sponsored

 


View politics

You may also like

AG: Marriage Rights Must Coexist With Religious Freedom

7/2/2015 1:09 PM

Jackley said Thursday that the constitutional right to marry that's now guaranteed to same-sex couples must coexist with the constitutional right ...

Full Story
New Laws Bring Changes To Commercial Driver's Licenses

7/1/2015 6:52 AM

The new regulations raise the minimum age to apply for a commercial driver's license from 16 to 18.

Full Story
Rep. Steve Hickey Resigning From South Dakota House

7/7/2015 12:01 PM

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says state Rep. Steve Hickey is resigning his seat in the South Dakota House.

Full Story
Kooiker Doesn't Close Door To Future Political Run

7/6/2015 10:08 PM

Rapid City has a new mayor today. Former police Chief Steven Allender was sworn during the city council meeting Monday night, following his election d...

Full Story | Watch
Branstad Defends Budget Vetoes

7/6/2015 1:20 PM

Gov. Terry Branstad says he vetoed several appropriations approved by lawmakers because he opposes one-time spending for ongoing expenses.

Full Story


Events