Monday, December 25, 2017

city council to vote in February

"A special city council meeting will be held in February to determine the future of Barnett Arena and Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
The council will be presented with two options — remodel Barnett Arena or build a new facility — and then asked to approve a funding plan. 
Mayor Steve Allender said in an interview that he will hold more public presentations on the two options in January and February, ahead of the special meeting. An exact date for the special meeting has not been set. "

Drive around any non-artery in our city streets and see for yourself that most need resurfacing at least.  The streets around south Walmart like Enchantment Road and Parkview Drive are so wavy you'll probably get seasick driving them.

The problem with building a new arena is that we will be throwing all our money into one huge project instead of spreading it around where many things could be fixed.  We've apparently already decided we're willing to spend quite a good amount of money. Let's now sit back and think about what best we could be spending that money on.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The latest plans for civic center

"Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender discusses the findings of the Civic Center Resolution Task Force, and outlines the challenges, obstacles and options for the future of the Barnett Arena. Enjoy the following presentation by either watching the entire video, or using the below links to view the section that most interests you."