Does government work for the people? Are your voices truly listened to and action taken based on those concerns? Whether it is small or large government the answers can be ‘yes’ and ‘no’, but in Dell Rapids concerns of citizens regarding the 7th Street Project were heard and reported on Big Sioux Media July 31st. Local city government sent notices to those homeowners that the 7th Street Project would impact and they were encouraged to come to city hall for an informational meeting. In the informal setting the voices of the majority of homeowners rang loud and clear….they were opposed to the costs (and potential costs) to the individual property owners. The three council members and the city administrator informed those they would indeed bring those concerns raised about the project to the full commission before taking any official action. So, at the next official meeting, the Dell Rapids City Council determined “no work will begin now” and further discussion will continue. Does government work for the people and your voices truly listened to? In this case, the answer is a resounding yes.