Street Closure For Pierre Street Event Brings Debate On Protocol On Practice

Upper Pierre Street will be closed Thursday night for a night of children’s activities and shopping, but the request to close the street brought debate about protocol and courtesy with such requests. Mary Stewart presented the request to the Pierre City Commission and says the event is designed to showcase many smaller businesses on the one-way road…

Commissioner Jim Mehlhaff questioned Stewart about contacting tenants on Upper Pierre Street about the request. Stewart admitted she did not…

Commissioner Vona Johnson says she’s heard similar concerns about other street closure requests…

The event will include a parade of wagons and strollers, sidewalk chalk, art projects and exercise exhibitions.