This statement by Mayor Huether during the snowgates press conference says all we need to know about his membership in the ‘Land & Aristocracy Class’ he presides over in Sioux Falls (AL recording);
“We have a responsibility to do this right,” Huether said, adding that he wants to make sure implementing snowgates is a prudent use of taxpayer dollars. “Just because somebody wants something doesn’t mean we’re just going to automatically do it without doing the proper due diligence.”
While I agree we must be prudent with tax dollars, I question his ‘prudence’ with projects like the Events Center and the River Greenway project. It seems that when his buddy Ol’ pals ask for indoor tennis and pickleball courts that is not a want, it is a ‘prudent’ need. But when we ask the city to stop blocking us into our homes after we pay them to clean our streets, that is a ‘want’.
I could say that Mike is arrogant, ignorant or even hypocritical. But that is just fleeting descriptive rants.
I would love it if the mayor would explain to us how wants like free landscaping for developers funded by taxpayers is ‘prudent’ but proper snow removal is something that needs to be ‘studied’ further.