Mayor talks progress during quarterly press conference - KOTA Territory News

Mayor talks progress during quarterly press conference


In his quarterly press conference Thursday morning, Rapid City Mayor Sam Kookier talked progress.  He cited a technical school looking to plant roots here in Rapid City. United Tribes Technical College out of Fort Yates, North Dakota plans to expand and move into the former NAU building on Kansas City Street.  The Mayor says the tribal college will present an array of opportunities for Native American students as well as non-native individuals.
Also in city news, each of Rapid City's 11 public elementary schools may have a full-time liaison officer in each building next year. The Mayor says Police Chief Steve Allender is doing a study to determine if it's feasible and if it would be the best use of officer time.  "It's not the level of our middle and high schools and it is something that we are taking a look at," Mayor Kookier said.
Finally, in an effort to save time and avoid confusion, the City's Community and Planning Development Department eliminated 37 different boards that were either inactive or redundant.
Department Director Brett Limbaugh says the change will save citizens and city employees time.

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