SF Charter Revision Commission offers some ‘interesting’ proposals

Still a little ‘miffed’ that the CRC decided these meetings should not be recorded. But you can still attend on Thursday, the 12th at 3:30 PM at Carnegie Hall.

I found the latest agenda items disconcerting. A-C have NO proposals, but it seems the CRC have quite a few of there own. They all have peaked my interest, but the definition of the mayor and the ‘Petitions’ items are curious, at best. I still am baffled why certain public officials and legislators think collecting 5,100 valid signatures in SF is a cakewalk, and ‘Too easy’. Remember, one of the CRC members who ran for CC in the last municipal election asked people to come to their house to sign their petition so they could run for office, then sent out some dopey dems to help her out. Talk about a cakewalk.


#1 Testor15 on 09.08.13 at 1:06 pm

In light of 4 citizen driven petition drives in less than a year to derail the Mayor’s efforts, the CRC seems to think the people need to be stripped of more rights?

#2 Testor15 on 09.08.13 at 1:35 pm

What could possibly go wrong here?

Charter Revision Commission Members

Dennis W. Aanenson- Term Expires – October 2014
De Knudson- Term Expires – October 2014
Robert Thimjon- Term Expires – October 2014
Richard O. Gregerson – Term Expires – October 2014
Pauline Poletes – Term Expires – October 2014

Why do they all expire at the same time?

#3 grudznick on 09.08.13 at 4:45 pm

De Knudson will take away your gambling rights if you don’t pay attention.

#4 Detroit Lewis on 09.08.13 at 7:11 pm

Grud – I have always thot the best thing about Dave Knudson becoming governor would be eliminating VL. Other then that, he would have sold the SD government to Sanford and FP.

#5 scott on 09.08.13 at 7:37 pm

Clarifying if an at large councilor has to live in the city? That should be a given shouldn’t it?

#6 pathloss on 09.08.13 at 8:03 pm

The usual, use simple issues to ignore major concerns. Nothing addresses the issue that the mayor is a dictator and citizens are denied their constitutional liberty.

#7 Poly43 on 09.08.13 at 8:55 pm

Clarifying if an at large councilor has to live in the city? That should be a given shouldn’t it?

Should be….unless you’re an at large that wants to get the hell out of Dodge. Of entenman, rolfing, and Staggers, which do you think wants to bail?

#8 anonymous on 09.08.13 at 9:01 pm

There are four Council seats that will be open (unless Jamison is elected Mayor, then they will have to appoint someone to fill out his term also).

These are the Councilors I believe will not run for re-election:

Aguilar Southeast District

Rolfing At-Large

Entenman At-Large

**Erpenbach wants to be Mayor, but will settle for Councilor for now.

#9 Poly43 on 09.08.13 at 9:23 pm

Aguilar, rubber stamp from southeast district.

Rolfing, rubber stamp and at large that strikes me as someone who’d rather be doing something else. Can say I don’t blame him.

Entenman, rubber stamp at large who loves seeing his name and mug in the “news”. My choice for the reason at large wants out of the city limits.

#10 Scott on 09.08.13 at 9:29 pm

Erpenbach as Mayor? Bwahahahhahahahahahahahaha! To borrow from those promises made by the anti-Obama crowd, I’d have to move to…um, Harrisburg?

#11 Poly43 on 09.08.13 at 10:02 pm

Erpie garnered a whole 2400 votes to win her seat as she outspent Theresa prolly 20 to 1. Im guessing that 2400 votes is about a whole 10% of the eligable voters in the central district. What bugs me the most about erp is her “mandate” attitude. By God she earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and intends to spend it.

#12 Guest Poster on 09.09.13 at 9:15 am

What staff puts together the agenda for consideration?

#13 anonymous on 09.09.13 at 1:22 pm

The Commission determines what items make it to the agenda.

#14 Theresa Stehly on 09.10.13 at 2:15 pm

I hope the media comes to this meeting . As Sioux Falls grows, it becomes more important than ever to have the public informed and aware of what our elected officials and city boards are doing. We need to work to protect the rights of the citizens. Thanks to you Scott for working the keep them honest and accountable.

#15 Testor15 on 09.10.13 at 7:29 pm

Article 8 of the city charter for Thursday says unless there is a date in the amendment (talking about the petition), it will take effect 30 days after the election is certified.

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