Sunday, September 19, 2010
Mayor Promises to the Good Folks of Sioux Falls.
Let's see - the mayor says he is going to do something about airline competition to get lower airfare rates in Sioux Falls. Mmmm, we have an Airport Authority which is a separate governing entity and which the City has no authority or control. He is going to build an Events Center to be opened by 2014. Mmmm, last week he convinced 5 City Councilors to approve his spending of $500,000 over the next 2 years on his "vision." No plan, just a vision. He even stated publicly that there was no plan. Mmmm? Now he is going to tackle the SAM route system. SAM, although a necessity, is a big money pit in the budget. Making changes to SAM fixed routes requires money, money, money and making some hard decisions about Paratransit which sucks the money life out of the whole transit budget. He is like a one man super hero. How did the City manage before he came to save the day? I just wish there were two of him. Mayor, since you seem so intent on solving matters you really have little or no authority over, how about tackling events at the Pavilion? I would really like to see the Broadway play, Jersey Boys and how about a Bon Jovi concert? What he is good at is talking. I think he loves the sound of his own voice and exhibits a grandiose view of his own talents. Personally, I could use a little less talk and a lot more action.