|Applying For Permit In Rapid City|
Easy? Tough? Inquiring Minds Want To Know
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Never having done any permitting business with the City of Rapid City, I'm at the mercy of the experts when it comes to deciding whose view should prevail on this rather touchy subject. I call it "touchy" because the people most affected in their dealings with city hall will soon have to deal with one or the other of these guys. Coming out with public statements about their opinions on the process is a mite dicey, as an endorsement of the status quo could create some hard feelings if Allender wins, while an affirmation of Allender's complaints would do the same if Kooiker is re-elected. Not accusing either candidate of harboring ill-feelings that would extend to their treatments of permit "applicees" who sounded off against them during this campaign, but acknowledging the realities of sensitivities of private sector types who depend on co-operation with public officials in their lines of business.
Meantime, we voters are left wondering. Just how tough is the process of going through city hall when it comes to moving business and development plans forward? If it's hard enough to be detrimental to Rapid City's economic growth, as Allender contends, I want to know about it from the people involved. Likewise if the present apparatus fosters that positive environment for business growth that Kooiker is promoting
My solution? I'm throwing this blog open to those who have something to say about it from
|Is City Hall A Help Or Hindrance In Our Quest?|
The Constant Commoner Wants Your Opinion
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As this matter comes up time and again during the campaign, it's importance can't be overstated. Some light on the subject generated by those who know what dealing with City of Rapid City is like could be the most illuminating information advanced thus far in the race.