The City’s Lack of Transparency on the EC Siding is NOT an isolated incident

Since Huether has been mayor, there have been many instances of the city not being transparent with the public and the council and I see this lack of transparency getting worse.

Here are just a few ‘examples’ of the city’s (mostly the mayor’s office and council leadership) very non transparent moments;

– Holding a press conference to announce the building of two new Walmarts without Planning or Council approval.

– The mayor’s wife and him investing in TIF’s and other developments that are recommended by the Planning Department, a department he manages.

– Allowing Community Development to give an affordable housing grant to a developer who was chair of the Planning Commission, a clear conflict of interest

– Allowing Council Chair Erpenbach to CENSOR snowgate election testimony, which put off snowgate implementation for a full year.

– Mayor Huether was not required to list all of his investments on his campaign finance report, but other NON-incumbent candidates were asked to do so

– Two hearings on municipal election ballot language because petitioners were NOT allowed to proof the language before ballots were printed

– Asked the city to provide $500K towards a new indoor tennis facility without mentioning eventually his name would be on the side of the building.

– Sanford bought events center domain name before they were announced the title sponsor

– Spellerberg Park picked as location of new indoor pool before a supposed resolution on the quit claim deed

The EC siding secrecy is just another notch in the bed post for a mayor and administration that sleeps with a lot of secrets. And just think, these are the ones we KNOW about . . .



5 comments ↓

#1 No to Noem in 2014! on 07.23.14 at 3:17 pm

Isn’t there any checks and balances in Sioux Falls to help control the power of Mayor Huether?

#2 l3wis on 07.23.14 at 3:31 pm

Yes, you and me, because he doesn’t tell the council shit and when they do know something they just rubberstamp it.

#3 Kevin on 07.23.14 at 4:56 pm

Mike Huether, Barack Obama…cut from the same cloth.

#4 Joan on 07.23.14 at 6:05 pm

How often does the mayor listen to the general public, other than his rich friends?

#5 85th stuckee on 07.23.14 at 9:16 pm

Joan, he doesn’t listen to the public, only his pocket book and the pocket book of the rich developers. He left a twin eagles meeting with neighbors last year with the same stupid lie of “trust the system, trust the process, it can be trying but it will be the right thing to do” So then we get the ramrod walmart and C4 zoning to ruin a neighborhood. We still hear Jeff Schmitt on the preplanning meetings still preaching the same BS that zoning and protection of RS residential and buffers are the most important item. A flippin street under shape places is an adequate buffer. Lying a clowns I can’t imagine that MMM will be remembered for much except a hugh debt that no one seems to be worried about, why not, the Fed is broke, do you think they’ll show up and do anything. FEMA walked away from Canton. I can imagine the Fed not wanting to reimburse levy projects again when the fool city took the repay for an indoor pool.

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