Monday night the Sioux Falls City Council voted to put a proposed events center to a public vote.
The vote was 7 to 1 to hold a special election November 8th and spend 45-thousand dollars to fund the election.
Voters will be asked to allow spending no more than 115 million dollars on the new facility, which is planned at the Arena and Convention Center site.
Some members of the council said they believe it's too soon to vote on the issue, but they said it's important to them this issue is decided by the public.
With the vote coming soon, you have just 90 days to get yourself educated on the proposal:
"I'm very concerned that the voters in Sioux Falls understand that this is a huge thing and that their vote does matter you need to be in the ballot box November 8th," said Council Member Michelle Erpenbach.
The council also voted to make it clear that they will follow the wishes of the public.
They voted 8 to zero to make November's election binding.
"I think all of us want to make it perfectly clear to the public that whatever their wishes are from the voting booth...that's exactly what will this council will execute," said Council Member Greg Jamison.
The events center needs a simple majority to pass on November 8th.
If approved the Mayor hopes to break ground on the events center in the fall of next year, with a potential ribbon cutting in the fall of 2014.
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