I guess Mike is willing to take on citizen’s constitutional rights to property and due process. This isn’t hubris, this is stupidity that will cost all of us taxpayers in frivolous lawsuits and demolition costs;
â€œLet’s get the word out across the city that we’re not messing around. We’re going to enforce them (codes). We’re not taking it anymore, Sioux Falls. We’re not,â€ the mayor said.
Pretty bold words when you have two SD Supreme Court cases pending and no constitutional right to enforce certain codes.
If I was Mike, I would lay low on this one until the cases have been heard by the SC. But we know his gigantic head won’t tolerate it, so he hires a new thug to take over where Shawn ‘Toad’ Tornow left off;
Key to the effort is the addition of a new attorney, Paul Bengford, to the city legal team. He begins Monday and will focus on prosecuting code violators who resist administrative attempts to make them desist.
What is Paul going to do? Until the code enforcement process is made constitutionally valid, yah gots nothin! It’s kinda like the events center, until the voters say yes or no, all the $500,000 plans in the world can’t make it happen.