There is a petition circulating in Sioux Falls to some changes to the city government. The intention appears to be to reduce the power of the Mayor. The proposed three changes to the Sioux Falls charter.

  1. One portion calls for the mayor to be taken off the city council.
  2. Remove the mayor's ability to cast tie-breaking votes.
  3. Turn the city council elections to a simple plurality. In a plurality voting system, a candidate may be elected with less than a majority of the vote.

Sunday night Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken posted on his Facebook page saying:
Some people are trying to tinker with your city government. Let's talk about why that's a bad idea (in addition to the many reasons below). 2

  • Smart Asset - #1 City in the country for Young Professionals.
  • Liveability - 7th best city in the US to live in.
  • Record building permits valuations for the past 6-7 years.
  • 2.5% unemployment.
  • Wallet Hub – 11th best-run city in America.
  • Paid off $4mm in bonds EARLY just three months ago.
  • TechRepublic calls us one of the top 10 cities in the country for entrepreneurs.
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