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March 12th, 2014 — Dean Karsky, SF City Council, Sioux Falls
Oh the games our council plays (Item #11), and how easily they manipulate some of the players like Karsky;
The council voted 5-3 last week to postpone the decision until the April 1 meeting. But Councilor Dean Karsky wanted to push it back even further, giving the council time to have a less formal discussion about TIF rules before making a decision. A workshop is planned for April 10 — two days after the election, but Karsky said that was not a factor in scheduling it then.
“It’s not a political advantage or disadvantage to either (candidate),” he said.
While I agree there should be solid discussion on the topic and something ‘doable’ be put on the council agenda, Karsky couldn’t have it more wrong when he talks about political advantages. Huether and Erpenbach very much wanted this topic to go quietly in the night and die, or at least get shelved until after the election. I’m not sure what kind of carrots or candy was offered to Karsky by those two, but it must have been pretty good.
December 18th, 2012 — Dean Karsky, Jim Entenman, Michelle Erpenbach, Rex Rolfing, SF City Council, Sioux Falls, snow removal, Snowgates, Sue Aguliar
Trust me, I knew how this was going to go down tonight. I knew it would probably fail.
But the process was not honored. Five councilors didn’t honor their oath to US Constitution to uphold democratic ideals, holding timely elections per request of citizen petition signers. It’s shameful, lustful, greedy, and COWARDLY. These are your five councilors that are COWARDS!
The worst part is that Council Coward Chair Erpenbach decided to implement one of her made up, pro-censorship, anti-1st amendment rules and limiting public testimony to 20 minutes (Think SF School Board meetings). That is why I was not allowed to speak, though I raised my hand.
If I would have had the opportunity (But apparently this city now is a dictatorship ran by a coward called Michelle Erpenbach) I would essentially said this;
I have been watching city government longer then any of you have even served up here. You are very predictable, but I am hoping tonight I would not have to predict the normal, self-interest, cowardly action to protect the ruling class from the working class of this city. I think it is incredibly pathetic that I even have to come here and beg my elected officials to uphold their constitutional duties they swore on in an oath. This is a slam dunk, your constituents have followed the letter of the law gathering these signatures and turning them in. Your job is easy. Vote YES to secure a timely election, any other action would be shameful, cowardly and unconstitutional.
March 6th, 2012 — Dean Karsky, SF City Council, Sioux Falls
A South DaCola foot soldier just sent me a picture of Dean’s campaign signs. He is misleading voters (he must be using the same consultants the BIN people used). Remember the last city council race Dean was in, he lost against Bob Litz. Dean was APPOINTED to the city council, the voters did not elect him.
The first financials have been released today, Dean’s donor list reads like a listing of prominent bankers and developers in town.
Some explanations: Barb Stork is the wife of Citi’s CEO in SF. Evan Nolte is the head of the SF Chamber of Commerce. And you will notice at the top, Jim Schmidt sits on the Lincoln County Commission.
Compare Karsky’s fundraising with every other candidate to date and I think this makes him look bad. It looks to some like payback for his EC site vote last June. If you dig a little deeper through the city web site archives, and you’ll find Karsky collected his first campaign contribution right after Thanksgiving from the Home Builder’s Association (which publicly endorsed the EC at the Arena and whose 2011 President, Alan Amdahl was also a campaign chair for Build It Now): http://www.siouxfalls.org/~/media/documents/Election/2010/year_end_reports/Karsky_123011.ashx.
I’m think Karsky sold his EC vote last April in exchange for selection to the council and now he may be getting payback for delivering on his end of the deal.