District 18 Cracker Barrel

District 18 Legislators were back from Pierre this weekend for a cracker barrel with citizens and discussed their views on Governor Noem’s proposal to streamline the conditional use permitting process used by counties across the state.

District 18 Representative Jean Hunhoff says the Governors’ proposal would provide consistency between counties on issues such as CAFO’s.

District 18 Senator Craig Kennedy says he has concerns about what effect the legislation would have for citizens throughout South Dakota.

District 18 Representative Ryan Cwach says his concern with the proposal is how it would impact the public’s opportunity to make their thoughts known on CAFO’s and other large projects.

Governor Noem has said her legislation would streamline the permitting process for ag developments by shortening the appeal process, redefining who has standing to challenge a conditional use permit and lowering the number of votes needed by a board to approve such projects.