Sioux Falls City Councilor Stehly puts out Robocall about the conflict of interest with the new proposed auditor

What I find interesting is that we seem to be in such dire straits that we have to hire her immediately at a 5:30 special meeting that is about funding for the Rose/Lotta neighborhood.

Why didn’t the chair of the audit committee, councilor Neitzert, first put out a press release last week announcing that she was his recommendation, then wait for a regular meeting in May to appoint her? She already has a job with the city, would it hurt for her to wait a couple of weeks so the public can do a little research on the candidate?

This is exactly why Neitzert is ramrodding this through, hopefully to go under the radar of the public before they can see her real qualifications. He learned well from Mayor Bowlcut & Bucktooth. Push everything through quick before the public realizes you are screwing them over.

Greg, if Mrs. Nelson was truly qualified, wouldn’t you have proudly announced your recommendation to the public in a press release before the council agenda came out on Friday? Seems you have your doubts . . .


#1 Scott Linder on 04.21.19 at 9:22 pm

Not impressed with the non-transparency of this issue. Must be trying to build brownie points.

#2 Warren Phear on 04.22.19 at 7:13 am

One word…troubling.

#3 D@ily Spin on 04.22.19 at 9:50 am

One word…Suspicious

#4 anonymous on 04.22.19 at 10:10 am

Think about this.

Transparency and Auditing.

#5 RamRod RamRod on 04.22.19 at 11:33 am

Why is it always okay to ramrod without through investigation when there is a potential problem as more light is shown on the issue? The ramrodders are always the same, as if the learned their lessons well under Bowlcut. Make the people questioning the legality or proper process the bad guys.

#6 Common Sense Always Reigns on 04.22.19 at 3:26 pm

Counselor Nietzert is again revealing his true character and lack of commitment to first and foremost, protect and represent taxpayers. I don’t care a bit about his circular, lengthy, wordy rationalizations, as this candidate he is pushing is simply NOT QUALIFIED! She may be a fine person, BUT SHE IS NOT QUALIFIED!!

First, she has NO FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR BACKGROUND IN AUDIT!!!! And second, A VERY BIG RED FLAG, she is married to a manager of one of our city departments!!!!! Questionable relationships should NEVER BE ALLOWED for an auditor position, and most especially in management!

One doubly unqualified person’s desire for a job vs the integrity of an audit department and ultimate protection of taxpayer funds???? The decision is as simple as that. I don’t think this counselor can think straight anymore. IF A PROPOSAL DEFIES COMMON SENSE, FLUSH IT!

In the next election I will be looking for a better candidate to support, one with a known habit of common sense application and a truly sound commitment to taxpayers first, foremost, and above all else.

#7 D@ily Spin on 04.22.19 at 5:02 pm

Does Ramrodding an unqualified party qualify for an ethics hearing? Maybe not, mostly because each of your children contribute $1,000 to your election campaign. City hall is known for questionable and devious tactics.

#8 anominous on 04.22.19 at 6:09 pm

I expect this new hire will screw the residents of Olde-Dogtown-at-the Floodplain by underpaying for their properties and be gone soon after.

#9 LJL on 04.23.19 at 9:17 pm

Bizarre decision by councilor Stehly. Providing your opinion with news media, I get. Robocalling is not appropriate considering the subject matter. And the call sounds more like a smear than public notification.

I don’t support this pick for auditor and I don’t support the robocall.

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