‘Operation Branch Snatch’

And why does his name have to be on this banner? Always wear a suit when helping your neighbors trim branches.

Gee, can’t tell our mayor comes from a marketing and advertising background. He even had to have a spiffy logo made up to tell us about cleaning up branches. Really? This isn’t Operation Desert Storm.

Love this screenshot of MMM giving Kermit a dirty look while pouting last night after they voted on the Overlook Cafe contract. (FF: to about 1:40 to see the full pout and hand wringing) MMM kept telling everyone to stop talking about the alcohol license, and Kermit couldn’t resist to get in one last plug about it, to which Mike was not one bit happy about. I want to give props to Cheryl Rath for needling the city about permitting alcohol in the park and getting them to realize they need to go through a separate process for the licensing.

In other city news, I see several groups are taking out petitions to fight city ordinances. Besides snowgates and Sperllerberg pool, advocates against ‘Shape Sioux Falls’ and now a rabbit breeder association is looking to overturning the urban ag ordinance. I wonder when the city council will wake up and figure out they are not listening to the public?

I also see the city clerk used a ‘questionable’ formula to eliminate over 1,700 signatures from the Spellerberg petitions (they were still validated though). We looked over these spreadsheets and formulas when they eliminated signatures from the snowgate petitions. It seems from first glance they are using multiple formulas to eliminate the same signature twice. I know a South DaCola foot soldier will be taking another look at the formulas.



6 comments ↓

#1 Testor15 on 04.17.13 at 3:36 pm

Instead oh getting work done our mayor likes to play with pretty pictures. That sure is some great motivation.

#2 Winston on 04.17.13 at 9:13 pm

Any hats yet?

#3 Johnny Roastbeef on 04.19.13 at 12:22 am

Most “family restaurants” in Sioux Falls serve alcohol.

#4 cr on 04.20.13 at 9:00 am

Most “family restaurants” in Sioux Falls are NOT located in publicly-held buildings in a public park located immediately adjacent to a river.

#5 pathloss on 04.22.13 at 1:11 pm

The original contractor who developed the Falls Cafe was not paid. He won the bid but was not an insider willing to pay kickbacks. Munson refused to approve final payment. There was a lawsuit but the city can declare itself exempt. Contractors should steer clear of city work. Events Center contracts were awarded before there was a location or a vote. There was no competitive bid process.

#6 Detroit Lewis on 04.22.13 at 6:34 pm

PL is right, that story was kinda swept under the rug.