RAPID CITY, S.D. — Community leaders met in Rapid City Thursday to discuss the problems going through our military group.
State legislators mentioned payments handed to assist military families and advocated for a unbroken relationship.
With the incoming B-21 bomber, and the inflow of 1000’s of military personnel, native legislators say we’ve loads to stay up for, in addition to, work to do.
“Education is vital,” says State Sen. David Johnson of District 33. “We’re going to have 7,000 new folks residing in our group, and what? A 3rd of that’s going to be kids who’re going to be attending our faculty district of Rapid City Area Schools. Education is vital for these families which might be shifting in right here.”
Johnson says the latest adjustments in administration for Rapid City Area Schools have him optimistic. With these positive aspects, there are nonetheless infrastructure considerations for the Box Elder space, like the supply of housing, street enhancements, and water.
“There’s been loads of dialogue in Pierre and $600 million allotted to a pipeline to get water from the Missouri River out to Western South Dakota,” Sen. Johnson says. “Now that isn’t simply Rapid City by itself or Ellsworth. We’re speaking about regional; total western area of South Dakota.”
State legislators inspired the group to take motion, communicate out, and advocate.
Thursday’s assembly is a component of a sequence referred to as “Chow Hall Luncheons,” that are designed to deliver the general public, the military, and native leaders collectively. The subsequent luncheon is scheduled for November.