The Air Force is recommending reducing the number of supertankers by one at Sioux City's 185th Air Refueling Wing.
National Guard spokesman Col. Greg Hapgood also says the plan proposes replacing 21 F-16 fighter jets with remotely piloted aircraft at the 132nd Fighter Wing in Des Moines.
The Air Force would cut the number of KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft from nine to eight at the 185th Refueling Wing in Sioux City.
The proposals are part of a plan to trim $8.7 billion from the Air Force budget in fiscal 2013.
Senator Tom Harkin has requested a meeting with the secretary of the Air Force about the recommendations. The Iowa Democrat says the proposal is "not a final decision."
THE CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON CUTTING THE COST OF A RED LIGHT CAMERA TRAFFIC TICKET ON MONDAY.
SIOUX CITY HAS THE HIGHEST FINE IN THE STATE AT $195-DOLLARS. MAYOR BOB SCOTT SAYS HE EXPECTS A UNANAMOUS VOTE FROM THE COUNCIL TO LOWER THE FINE:
ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY JUSTIN VONDRAK SAYS THE ORDINANCE HAS A SECOND PART WHICH CHANGES WHO IS ALLOWED TO CONTEST THE RED LIGHT CAMERA CITATION:
MAYOR SCOTT, AS WELL AS COUNCIL MEMBERS RHONDA CAPRON AND TOM PADGETT EACH SAID IN THEIR ELECTION CAMPAIGNS LAST FALL THAT THE FINES WERE TOO HIGH.
THEY REPRESENT THE MINIMUM VOTES NEEDED FOR PASSAGE OF THE NEW ORDINANCE.
THE SIOUX CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE MONDAY ON STARTING THE PROCESS TO REPLACE THE BROKEN OUTDOOR SIGN AT THE TYSON EVENTS CENTER.
THE MARQUEE HASN'T WORKED FOR OVER NINE MONTHS. GLEN WALINSKI OF THE EVENTS CENTER SAYS THE NEW SIGN WOULD REMAIN AT THE PIERCE STREET AND GORDON DRIVE LOCATION WHERE THE OLD ONE CURRENTLY STANDS:
WALINSKI SAYS BIDS TO REPLACE THE SIGN WILL PROBABLY BE IN THE HALF MILLION DOLLAR RANGE.
DEMOLITION HAS BEEN COMPLETED AT THE SITE OF SIOUX CITY'S OLD JOHN MORRELL PLANT.
SAM WAGNER OF THE CITY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPPMENT DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT MEANS CONSTRUCTION WILL SOON BEGIN ON GLOBAL FOODS NEW FOOD PROCESSING FACILITY AT THAT SITE.
WAGNER SAYS THE EXPANSION MEANS MORE JOBS FOR SIOUX CITY:
THE CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE MONDAY ON SELLING ANOTHER 10 ACRES AT THE SITE TO GLOBAL FOR THEIR EXPANSION.
GLOBAL FOODS PLANS TO START CONSTRUCTION IN THE SPRING WITH COMPLETION SET BY LATE 2013.
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