SF City Council Public Input 2015-05-12

Our MayorCam is in full use for tonight’s meeting. Let us know what you think.   While we’re at it we’d like to let you know what you can look forward to in this video.

Accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions. The one thing we can count on not happening in Sioux Falls city government is anyone willing to be accountable for their actions. They have a loophole for every possible way to spin a solution into a problem.

Bob Kolbe, Detroit Lewis and Greg Neitzert work to help spin the problems back to solutions.

We are reminded of the big oil pipeline break north of Sioux Falls and the damage to the aquifer with the added bonus on how the city screwed up the long-term fix back then. Why don’t we learn? Why does the city constantly spin everything to the breaking point?

Detroit takes on da Mayor’s Take My Answers Citylink show where he tells us we are going to need to clean our own streets. Is the city so broke the sweepers can no longer come by our houses? BTW, how much spendable cash is actually in the City’s cash register? It must be real bad when the Pavilion has to charge for the Visual Arts Center. You remember the promise made to keep it free if it went to the Pavilion? Yea, that one.

Last, we get an education in process and purpose from Greg Neitzert. The games played for the “Special” regular April 21, 2015 City Council meeting. Violating city ordinance is no big deal, so why should anyone care? Greg did and he lets the Mayor and Council know. Greg’s is one of the best to hit council in quite some time.

What do you suppose the response is going be when a member of the public uses words like malfeasance, disaster and “government can’t work without accountability and transparency” all in the same thought.

SIRE was not working real well during this meeting but we were able to make it happen for you. Sit back, have a beverage, popcorn and enjoy our MayorCam presentation of Accountability


#1 S.K. on 05.14.15 at 12:01 am

First, awesome job of covering this Scott! And to the speakers featured: kudos for once again asking the questions for which we as tax payers deserve answers! The underhanded Heuther way of getting HIS list of wanted projects done can’t end soon enough!
Council, please demand answers for us!

#2 The Daily Spin on 05.14.15 at 10:46 am

Watched the council meeting live on Channel 16. Decent coverage. Mark Cotter impresses me. He’s good at presenting infrastructure projects and more than ready for any questions. I favor more bonds if it’s for his projects. Bonds are barely 1% interest (free money) that will not be available again. Sure, the city will sink into debt but there’s already to much and there will be a bankruptcy anyway. It’s important to keep new money away from Huether. Can’t believe I’m saying this but Erpenbach made good points and seems more conscious and representative for citizens.

#3 The Daily Spin on 05.14.15 at 11:22 am

This video is public input portion (only) of council meeting. It’s accurate pointing out failure of checks and balances. Particularly troubling is how the mayor continually ignores ordinances and controls the council. There appears to be a base of revolutionaries focused on thwarting Home Rule anarchy. When the mayor has all the power and the council is but a poll to try and persuade him, it’s impossible to repeal the charter in favor of democracy. Citizens are subjects (mostly peasants) the king has enslaved to support his excessive indulgences.

#4 scott on 05.14.15 at 7:23 pm

what was the story that bob kolbe getting to? who was the leader. he just started his story and got cut off.