Mayor Paul TenHaken in Collaboration With Sioux Falls City Council Advances ‘Sioux Falls For All’ Strategic Investment Plan
One-time Investments Guided by Tenets of One Sioux Falls Framework
Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken in conjunction with the Sioux Falls City Council is advancing the Sioux Falls For All strategic investment plan for first reading at the Aug. 10 City Council meeting. This plan serves as a framework for allocating American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) funds as well as other grants and available City fund balances.
The plan advances initiatives and programming in four key areas: supporting children, families and neighborhoods; infrastructure and public space; jobs and economic opportunity; and funding for enhancing government response and resilience.
“Our City remains in a strong economic position, and we are able to leave an incredible legacy for the residents of our community by bringing forward a comprehensive plan that addresses many opportunities within the community,” said Mayor TenHaken. “The One Sioux Falls Framework once again is our compass in making these investments. I am grateful for the leadership of our Council, and I appreciate their due diligence in moving this plan forward.”
“It was important to the City Council that we intentionally set aside time to hear from the community and specifically organizations that were seeking funding in this process. We’ve appreciated the opportunity to work with Mayor TenHaken, Finance Director Shawn Pritchett and their team to identify and establish priorities for this plan, and look forward to sharing information about these opportunities with the community,” noted Curt Soehl, Chair, and Alex Jensen, Vice Chair, Sioux Falls City Council.
At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the City Council will hold a first reading of the ordinance to approve the Sioux Falls for All strategic investment plan:
Supporting Children, Families and Neighborhoods: $7,450,000
Investing in Infrastructure and Public Space: $30,962,500
Investing in Jobs and Economic Development: $4,000,000
Enhancing Government Response and Resilience: $11,285,071
Mayor TenHaken’s administration released the multi-year strategy for investing in Sioux Falls on Aug. 10. The strategy outlines over $53 million of investments in children, families and neighborhoods; infrastructure; jobs and the economy; and making city government more resilient and responsive. View an overview of the Sioux Falls for All strategic investment plan at www.siouxfalls.org/forall.