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Statement Regarding the 2016 SDPAA Safety Assessment

Recent media reports regarding a 2016 safety assessment at Falls Park are misleading. The City has communicated with the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance (SDPAA) regarding the risk management information compiled by the SDPAA in 2016 that included Falls Park. It is our understanding that the SDPAA is working diligently to respond to the media requests and is making plans to release the portion of the assessment that relates to Falls Park. The City of Sioux Falls has encouraged them to do so. It is the SDPAA’s decision to release and not a decision the City of Sioux Falls can make. As stated last week, any documents would be in the custody of the SDPAA, not the City. The results of the work conducted by the SDPAA in 2016 were conveyed only generally at the time of the review. The SDPAA has not disseminated a report to the City.