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I have known about Pat Lloyd’s appointment for a long time, which was just recently renewed by mayor Huether;
Pat Lloyd – Term Expires – May 2017 *
It has been a concern of mine for quite a while, but after the recent River Greenway improvements in front of a proposed hotel being developed by Pat’s husband, Craig Lloyd, that concern has been turned up a notch.
To be honest with you, I have fielded many complaints about this from former city volunteer board members, citizens and even council members that think this is a clear conflict of interest.
There is something I have known about Sioux Falls for a very long time, it’s who you know, not what you know. Not to sound like Tim Stenga, but there is a select group of people controlling things in Sioux Falls. Do you think it was an accident that the Events Center is going to be named after Denny Sanford? Do you think that any other business in Sioux Falls or even regionally or nationally had a chance?
What shocks me about Pat’s appointment is the blatant in your face conflict of interest. Why would she vote against anything that would benefit her husband’s development business?
Notice who is not sitting on the parks board . . . Joe Six-Pack. There is a reason for that. Joe would never vote for a spray park in front of a hotel.
UPDATE: According to Lloyd Companies website, she is listed as co-owner with Craig, so this even worries me more.