When we let a former mayor and councilor ‘plant’ candidates, this is what happens

Kinda like Michelle, but less frowning.

Curt Soehl is turning into Michelle Erpenbach, but worse. At tonight’s council meeting he tried to play Michelle’s old trick of ‘I need to remind the council’ that she/he knows better. He got his butt schooled by a former city attorney (Brekke) about motions.

This is what happens when we continue to hit the ‘recycle’ button on elected officials. I warned voters that Curt was recruited by Huether, Erpenbach and their ilk. I warned the Unions they were making a huge mistake. Now we have another councilor who thinks they know everything about procedure while ignoring citizens by not answering phone calls.

You should have voted for DeBoer.



9 comments ↓

#1 Warren Phear on 09.05.18 at 10:11 am

Surprise. Surprise. Not at all. Bought and paid for a long time ago.

#2 D@ily Spin on 09.05.18 at 10:20 am

Please refrain from mentioning Erpenbach. She’s a memory we don’t need.

#3 Blasphemo on 09.05.18 at 7:11 pm

Curt is a newbie on the Council. He needs to spend a LOT more time listening, and less time grandstanding. A little humility would go a long way.

#4 Warren Phear on 09.05.18 at 9:36 pm

http://www.southdacola.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Soehl-Finance.pdfBought and paid for.

#5 Warren Phear on 09.05.18 at 9:37 pm

Bought and paid for.

http://www.southdacola.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Soehl-Finance.pdf

#6 Matthew Paulson on 09.05.18 at 11:22 pm

I do find it strange that some counselors are seeking to change the public input rules by making a motion at every meeting to lift their 3 minute rule when they all voted and agreed to that rule just a few months ago.

#7 JKC on 09.06.18 at 11:42 am

Given his union past, Curt needs to be the “Bully Pulpit” when it comes to wages in this town, but so far it has been nothing but silence from him.

#8 theresa stehly on 09.06.18 at 12:12 pm

Matthew Paulson, read the ordinance. We NEVER discussed changing the second reading, hearing and resolution part of the meeting. The perceived problem with the general public input has been remedied. But there was NEVER an issue with a five minute limit on the business part of the second reading, hearings and resolutions. We revisited the smoking ban ordinance with no problems. This needs to be revisited as well.

#9 theresa stehly on 09.06.18 at 1:30 pm

And for the record, we were threatened that if we discussed the “compromise”or made any changes to the”compromise” that five of the Council members would throw the whole public input to the back of the meeting. It would have been a better product for the public if we had been allowed to have a working session and have input. But we were not allowed that due process. That is why it needs to be reworked.

We took several swipes at the administration building, the smoking ban, the multi-use parking ramp. Good government is flexible and collaborative for the benefit of the common good. And once again, three of us :Pat Starr, Janet Brekke and myself did not approve restricting the second reading, resolution and hearing portion of the meeting to three minutes. It is not stated in the ordinance and we never discussed it.

And Mathew Paulson, if you ever need to speak about a business or residential concern
of yours that we are voting on, you will be grateful for those of us who are advocating to let you speak for FIVE minutes instead of three.

We are dealing with people’s lives….I am willing to sit at the meeting until midnight if necessary to listen to the citizens who are pleading their cases in front of us, before we vote.

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