Vernon Brown posted this message on Facebook:
I just received a call on behalf of Build It Now asking for my support. She emphasized no new taxes, no raised taxes.
-I asked her if Sioux Falls could raise taxes. She didn't know.
-I asked her the cost of construction. She didn't know.
-I asked her how much the city had to borrow to do the project. She didn't know.
-I asked her what the projected interest rate might be. She didn't know.
-Finally, I asked her what the annual debt service might be. She didn't know.
This isn't the first time I have heard about the lack of knowledge coming from a Build It Now caller. I wonder if these callers are even local people.
The prudent thing to do is at least have the basic information about the project you are representing so you can answer the basic questions about the event center you are representing. The depth of this message is a message in and of itself, good folks of Sioux Falls. Don't be confused with the facts, just Build It Now. Worry about the debt and how to operate it later.