Rapid City voters rejected financing the Civic Center expansion, but the question still remains about what to do now. The city still has an agreement with the Department of Justice to fix the ADA violations within three years. The previous plan was three years in the making and now the city needs a new plan.
The first step was taken Wednesday, March 25th. According to the Rapid City Journal, former city council member Malcolm Chapman led a meeting of supporters and opponents of the expansion. Chapman admitted that this was only the beginning of the process. He said that further meetings would be needed, as well as the creation of a new, unified task force for the Civic Center.
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