'Significant regret': Councilors to revisit Sioux Falls' $22M bridge vote
Sioux Falls city officials say they were given inaccurate information prior to accepting lone bid
Sioux Falls city councilors say they were misinformed by Mayor Paul TenHaken’s administration prior to accepting a bridge construction bid nearly double the project estimate.
And that 6-2 vote to spend $22 million on the Sixth Street bridge that took place last week is likely to be reconsidered when councilors convene for their next regular meeting on Feb. 6 at Carnegie Town Hall.
“I have significant regret about how I voted last week,” Councilor Sarah Cole said during a special meeting Tuesday that had the council “playing mental gymnastics” — as Councilor Rich Merkouris surmised — to get on board with a budget request coming from the mayor’s office not directly related to the bridge project.
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