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Old 11-11-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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To be honest, I highly doubt this will will have any difference on people who want to move to Sioux City. It is a small metro, and has stayed about the same size for 50 years. Part of that has to do with changing industry, and it's location. With Omaha an hour and a half south, its hard of the city to compete to get new businesses to come and create growth.
This is wrong. Sioux City has declined markedly in the last 50 years. It used to be home to one of the biggest stockyards in the United States. Now it's home to massive numbers of indigents.

There is a reason it is known as Sewer City.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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This is wrong. Sioux City has declined markedly in the last 50 years. It used to be home to one of the biggest stockyards in the United States. Now it's home to massive numbers of indigents.

There is a reason it is known as Sewer City.

That is insulting. I have nothing left to say, other then good-bye.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:05 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I recently came through Sioux City, on my way to better places. I say better because I hold in my hand one of those 168 dollar tickets. I know when and where I got it, even though it has been nearly a month since it happened. Kinda nice to get home from vacation and back to work for a week, then find this demand for money in the mail. Especially since I was studiously attempting to follow traffic laws while I was far from home. Only thing I can figure is they placed a camera to catch cars not yet down to the posted limit when passing the sign. Because the only time they could have caught me at the speed they claim was when I would have been slowing down to a reduced speed zone. In talking to some friends who used to live there, it comes out that Sioux City is known for such behavior. Nice. Well, it may not scare some folks out of moving there, but I will NEVER spend one more dime in that city, and if I am ever in a position to cost them money or time, I will. It is telling that they do not assess any points, or inform one's insurance company. They simply report it to the credit bureaus as a bad debt if you do not pay. In other words, they view the speeding ticket much like a citation for having one's grass too tall or their dog unleashed. I suspect that it is simply an organized and sanctioned version of highway robbery, and they have lost any future hotel, fuel or food business from me. I'll just have to drive on to Sioux Falls for dinner and a hotel on my treks west. Or maybe just go via Nebraska or Denver instead. One thing is for sure, I will not stop in Sioux City, I may well not even pass through there, and I will warn others of the hazards, too. Nice job, SCPD.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I recently came through Sioux City, on my way to better places. I say better because I hold in my hand one of those 168 dollar tickets. I know when and where I got it, even though it has been nearly a month since it happened. Kinda nice to get home from vacation and back to work for a week, then find this demand for money in the mail. Especially since I was studiously attempting to follow traffic laws while I was far from home. Only thing I can figure is they placed a camera to catch cars not yet down to the posted limit when passing the sign. Because the only time they could have caught me at the speed they claim was when I would have been slowing down to a reduced speed zone. In talking to some friends who used to live there, it comes out that Sioux City is known for such behavior. Nice. Well, it may not scare some folks out of moving there, but I will NEVER spend one more dime in that city, and if I am ever in a position to cost them money or time, I will. It is telling that they do not assess any points, or inform one's insurance company. They simply report it to the credit bureaus as a bad debt if you do not pay. In other words, they view the speeding ticket much like a citation for having one's grass too tall or their dog unleashed. I suspect that it is simply an organized and sanctioned version of highway robbery, and they have lost any future hotel, fuel or food business from me. I'll just have to drive on to Sioux Falls for dinner and a hotel on my treks west. Or maybe just go via Nebraska or Denver instead. One thing is for sure, I will not stop in Sioux City, I may well not even pass through there, and I will warn others of the hazards, too. Nice job, SCPD.
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