Media coverage of the Main Street expansion controversy.
WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE DID IT! From KTIV: A highway widening project in Sioux Center, Iowa is officially off the table. The Iowa Department of Transportation Commission met Tuesday, and pulled the $3.4 million dollars set aside in fiscal year 2015 to widen Highway 75 through Sioux Center. That money will be put into another […]
This morning, representatives of Sioux Center Citizens For Responsible Growth asked a panel of Iowa Department of Transportation Commissioners to withdraw the DOT’s share of funding for a $6.7 million Highway 75 expansion through the heart of Sioux Center. The expansion was funded in the DOT’s 2013-2017 plan. The CRG traveled to attend the public […]
Sioux City’s KCAU TV (Channel 9) did a great story on the big community meeting turnout that has shut down the city council’s expansion plans…for now. Some memorable quotes: It’s a strip of the highway that’s been undergoing makeovers for decades. First it was 2 lanes, then 4, now it’s down to 3 lanes. But there […]
The Sioux City Journal has covered the story of how “more than 400″ Sioux Center residents mobilized to halt the Main Ave. expansion, albeit temporarily. People now know that their voice does matter. Within the first two days, we had over 400 petitions returned to us.” –Rachel Hoogeveen, chair of Citizens for Responsible Growth The SCJ […]
Sioux Center citizens spoke out in a united voice, and their city council responded. About 400 citizens packed the room at a Wednesday, March 27, public hearing in Sioux Center. The meeting was called to present the city’s plans to expand US 75 to 5 lanes, but instead, the council announced it was tabling the […]
Anti-expansion campaign continues: Registered voters receive mailing from citizens’ group
This press release went out last night/this morning: “Sioux Center citizen group takes to the streets to stop Main street expansion.” Feel free to redistribute.
This letter from Sioux Center resident and parking design expert Warren Vander Helm appeared in the Sioux Center News on March 20. What is the first thing an infant wants to do, and the last thing an older person wants to give up? It’s to walk. Renee Wielenga, in her February 20 “From the News […]