Let us tell you how unconstitutional we are

Had to laugh;

Members of the City of Sioux Falls code enforcement team will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Law Enforcement Center, 320 W. Fourth St., to discuss the city’s recent efforts to revise its administrative appeals process in light of the recent South Dakota Supreme Court opinion of Daily v. City of Sioux Falls, which held the former appeal process unconstitutional.

City attorney Dave Pfeifle, assistant city attorney Paul Bengford and assistant director of Planning and Building Services Kevin Smith will be available to explain the new procedures and answer any questions.

Mayor Mike Huether and City Council have passed changes to the procedures used by the city in its administrative appeals process. These revisions have culminated in a complete overhaul of the ordinances dealing with administrative appeals in order to satisfy the court’s concerns with the former process.

Blah, Blah, Blah, whatever. Nothing has really changed. I hope Dan shows up to ask some real questions.



#1 Dan Daily on 09.14.11 at 3:50 pm

I didn’t know enough in advance. The city posts these things at the last minute.

I looked at a draft of new city procedures and they pretty much ignore court orders. I suppose I’ll be testifying against them in pending litigation. They could afford to build an events center if they’d return to democracy and stop the private lawyers budget drain.

The city keeps defering to code enforcement. The supreme court decision does not address my piece of concrete. Rather, it defines ALL CITY CIVIL PROCEDURES as unconstitutional. Basically, their government is illegal. Your tax dollars are supporting a dysfunctional pyramid scheme.

Kevin Smith was the leader of the 5 person hearing the city said didn’t happen and I proved did. He was asked to provide his schedule for the month and showed up with a blank calender. If you ever go to a city hearing, bring a court reporter and your own secondary recording device.

#2 Dan Daily on 09.14.11 at 4:13 pm

After 2008:
Mayoral recall procedures removed from city ordinances.
No city employee complaint process.
No internal affairs section at SFPD and no way to make a complaint against an officer.
No appeals into court.
No presentation of evidence.
No witness subpoenas.
Multiple citations (double jeopardy).
No process service.

Heil Huether

#3 l3wis on 09.15.11 at 7:55 am

Not sure if you watched the video, but Weiderman was there. There was a question asked by a reporter that I got a kick out of, it was something to the effect that “Why did it take so long to make these changes if you knew it wasn’t right?” The question was asked AFTER the city attorney was bragging that changes have been made recently. They all had a ‘oh shit’ look on their faces. Smith is a worm or a snake, depending how you want to look at it. All the guy works hard at is keeping his job.