UPDATE: Apparently Sioux Falls City Councilor Karsky won a CMA award?

UPDATE: As I suspected, the tickets for the CMA’s were bought privately by the Erickson’s and no taxpayer expense. Just to clarify.

Foolish me, I thought outgoing councilor Karsky was going on his last junket to the National League of Cities conference in Nashville to learn more about municipal government that he could share over the last 5 months of his term. It was all a ploy to receive his CMA. (snark)

Notice the conference started on Wednesday, but the councilors needed to move this week’s meeting to Monday so they could go to the conference on Tuesday. But Tuesday night they took in the CMA’s.

Our tax dollars hard at work! Now if we can just get them to unlock the doors at the Huether Family tennis center.



#1 The D@ily Spin on 11.05.15 at 1:01 pm

Disgusting. Apparently, City of Sioux Falls business is less important than schmoozing with country cruners.

#2 l3wis on 11.05.15 at 1:06 pm

I will defend them on one level. The awards show might have been part of the package of going to the conference. Not sure? But hopefully they were not stupid enough to charge tickets to the CMA’s to Sioux Falls taxpayers. But hey, our mayor has been traveling all over the state ‘educating’ people about Sioux Falls.

#3 Scott on 11.05.15 at 1:46 pm

Maybe he was trying to lure country hayseeds to include the Sanford Barn on their next tour.

#4 John on 11.05.15 at 2:28 pm

Why didn’t you post Ericson photo on the red carpet?

#5 l3wis on 11.05.15 at 2:44 pm

Yes, there was a picture of Christine and her husband on the Red Carpet also. At least Christine will be around for the next two years to influence city government. Karsky had NO reason to attend this conference.

#6 LJL on 11.05.15 at 6:22 pm

Mommas don’t let your babies grown up to be douchebag politicians.

Oh.. I read the mayor will need to be on suicide watch on the last day of office….I’ll take the first shift!!!

#7 The D@ily Spin on 11.05.15 at 7:50 pm

You’ll never hear about this in the Argus or TV news. Maybe the National Enquirer. Sorry to say, they’re more responsible and reputable.