Who arranges the mayor’s speaking engagements?

While Mayor Huether has yet to announce if he is running for a higher office (Congress, Senate or Governor) he seems to be jet setting all over the state with ‘speaking engagements’ at business related events telling other towns in South Dakota on how they can also be a boom town.
The reviews have been mixed.
While I could care less if he runs for a higher office, or that he is slobbering his business advice all over the state, I do have my concerns.
Who is arranging these meetings? Is this something he does on his own with his personal phone and personal computer or is he using city staff (secretary) to arrange these semi-campaign town hall meetings and justify them by saying they are city business related? How is speaking to a group of businessmen in Deadwood have to do with what we are doing in Sioux Falls? Entirely different demographic and business structure.
I hope the mayor isn’t subsidizing a future campaign with Sioux Falls tax dollars. It sure seems like it though. But of course, this comes from a guy who’s first action as mayor was to gift all the city councilors his favorite book, then pay for the gift from the mayor’s budget instead of his own pocket.
There is one positive thing about him hitting the road and exploring our vast prairie communities . . . the less he is in Sioux Falls, the better.

 



5 comments ↓

#1 The Daily Spin on 06.15.15 at 9:30 pm

The book ‘How to become a millionaire in politics’ says it all. What surprises me is that the council didn’t dissent. Apparently, none on the council serves to better the city but endorse getting rich from public money via inflated contracts and associated side compensation.

#2 The Daily Spin on 06.15.15 at 9:34 pm

I’m retired now, I’ll follow Huether around the state and impose uncomfortable questions. First question would be ‘Why does Sioux Falls have half a billion in debt that can’t be serviced with available budget?’.

The city is lost but the state can be saved from this tyrant.

#3 LJL on 06.15.15 at 11:05 pm

Moron Mike is waisting his time selling himself west river.

#4 The Daily Spin on 06.16.15 at 9:21 am

LJL has been fierce lately. My kind of woman.

#5 LJL on 06.16.15 at 12:44 pm

OH…Shit…..Where did I misplace my Y chromosome?

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