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Old 07-05-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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I don't think the Hard Rock Casino will be a game changer for the city. There was a casino in the city before. It will separate the poor from some of their money, but it won't make SC a tourist spot. The old Hilton Hotel in downtown is vacant going on the auction block July 15th. It was also a Clarion and lastly an independent hotel. Who's to say what it's fate will be. The old Warrior Hotel, still a sturdy old building has been vacant for decades now.

For those that have a good job and family, I'm sure life is fine there. Not so exciting but people seem to get bored in much larger cities too. It's not as costly as many places and Omaha is 90 minutes away if ya just have to have more strip malls and junk to buy.

Sioux City Hotel headed for sheriff's sale
He's just making that up. FSB has a beef against pretty much all things related to Iowa, and basically all he ever says is how miserable a place it is. His act gets tiresome, fast.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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There ain't no gal so true as my sweet Sioux City Sue.
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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16 of the people in that video have since committed suicide. I rest my case.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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One big self-inflicted problem there and for some other Iowa cities is their use of the red light and speed scam cameras.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
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One big self-inflicted problem there and for some other Iowa cities is their use of the red light and speed scam cameras.
Don't break the law and you have nothing to worry about. There are always idiots that think they are above the law.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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One big self-inflicted problem there and for some other Iowa cities is their use of the red light and speed scam cameras.
Red light cameras are easy money for cities too cheap/lazy to use actual police officers. While there's no doubt deploying these cameras can make intersections safer, I don't believe the cities (or the companies they contract to install them) give two dumps about public safety. This is simply a cash cow under the guises of protecting citizens, much like the "War On The Drugs" is these days. Our corrupt system of government in this country will always put money ahead of people. It's no different with the red light/speed cameras.

Davenport has these same cameras. There are definitely a few less auto accidents every year, but still the same number of gang shootings. Auto accidents tend to be more survivable than gunfire from an automatic weapon. If Davenport cared about stopping gang-bangers half as much as it did about stopping motorists who run a yellow light, it would be a safe city.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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There are always idiots that think they are above the law.
Most of them are cops or politicians.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Red light cameras are easy money for cities too cheap/lazy to use actual police officers. While there's no doubt deploying these cameras can make intersections safer, I don't believe the cities (or the companies they contract to install them) give two dumps about public safety. This is simply a cash cow under the guises of protecting citizens, much like the "War On The Drugs" is these days. Our corrupt system of government in this country will always put money ahead of people. It's no different with the red light/speed cameras.

Davenport has these same cameras. There are definitely a few less auto accidents every year, but still the same number of gang shootings. Auto accidents tend to be more survivable than gunfire from an automatic weapon. If Davenport cared about stopping gang-bangers half as much as it did about stopping motorists who run a yellow light, it would be a safe city.
Well, they wouldn't be a cash cow if people didn't break the law. Jeez!!!!!
I have been hit twice by red light runners so maybe I am biased.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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The city leaders of Sioux City are scared to death that they will have to give up they're speed cameras. It's one of the biggest money makers this sorry community has. They think that it's more important to keep their cameras over the need to promote business. From the time I was in college in Vermillion in the mid-70's through today their freeway system has been in a perpetual road construction mode. You'd think that for at least a few years over the last 40 years it would be completed. Because of the never ending freeway construction they can try to justify their speed camera. When I go through Sioux City (which is every couple weeks) I buy gas/food in North Sioux City, SD or I'll wait until I'm at Sergeant Bluff. This town in my opinion does not want my business.

There's a reason why Sioux City's population has remained unchanged over the last 50 years while Sioux Falls has gone from a city half the size in comparison to a city over twice the size of Sioux City.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Do you mean to tell me that the I-29 corridor through Sioux City has been in a virtual work-in-progress for 40 years w/ out end?
In all fairness to Sioux City, if there is interstate highway road construction ongoing there, that is not set by the city. It is an IaDOT decision as to where, when, & how & where freeway construction projects are planned & put in motion. The same goes for the U.S. 20 corridor which has been reworked into a semi-freeway status.
Looking at more of what has been written here this morning, the reality is thast the underlying bases upon which the economies of Sioux City & Sioux Falls have been built have been vastly different since well before 50 years ago.
And, if you examine recent population trends you'll see that what has happened in the Sioux Falls area has mirrored what has happend in the Des Moines area to some extent. By virtue of being almost the only city of any note in South Dakota, which is tiny & only has 3 cities with more than 25,000 population, South Dakota has seen many of the "marbles" i.e. economic energy & population migrate by default to the 1 real city in the state, Sioux Falls.
Sioux City is more of an also-ran for Iowa, having once been the 2nd largest city in the state but now barely 4th in terms of it's city proper population.
In terms of the flow of the "marbles" of economic energy & population flow, Sioux City has performed poorly in recent decades. Des Moines has largely been the default "big city" for much of Iowa & been the recipient of a large share of that marble flow energy although Iowa's population is much more diversely spread out throughout a number of cities.
As for example, bear in mind that South Dakota has 844,000 residents in the 2013 estimate while Iowa has 3,090, 000 residents & that Iowa's widely dispersed population counted 23 cities with over 25,000 population at the 2010 census.
Metro Des Moines has a total of 4 cities of 25,000 or greater population & the 3 suburban ones together now approximately contain the same number of residents as does the City of Sioux Falls.
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