I want to know how a firm price can be put on a building that hasn't been designed and won't be completed for 3 years. Just like the failed Presidents Plaza, the price tag will only go up because of inflated costs for the next 3 years unless there is a price freeze in RC no one knows about.
The "core" of Omaha Street, Second to Fifth, looks like a ghost town. This is a main artery through our city and should be focused on to attract people to the downtown area.
If Rapid City's economy can't keep Albertson's, Sears, Family Thrift, Toys "R" Us, Herbergers, and many others from closing, how are we going to keep a multi-million dollar civic center afloat?
How about a $2 to $5 surcharge on every ticket sold at the civic center to pay for upkeep, repairs and replacement of the civic center. It could be like the tax on cigarettes to pay for health care, those that use it, pay for it.
The Black Hills has historically been a timber production forest, and the Black Hills Resilient Landscape project further confirms this. The forest leaders need to read the Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960 to lean that management of all the various renewable resources of the national forests be utilized in the combination that will best meet the needs of the American people.