Rapid City Council upholds Mayor Allender’s rescue mission veto, swears in new council members

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Monday, July 6, The Rapid City Council upheld a veto by Mayor Steve Allender, stopping a rescue mission from opening on East North Street.

The city council’s vote to uphold the veto was unanimous. Mayor Allender issued the veto last week for the mission which was to have been run by RV Ministries. However, the mayor believed the location wasn’t good and would have added to pedestrian traffic.

It was only Allender’s second veto as mayor.

After the vote, the council swore-in two new members; Pat Jones in Ward one and Jason Salamun in Ward three.

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