Stehly gives her side of the story (without the gaveling maniac)

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This is what a leader looks like – The other guy, not so much.

I was happy to see that the Argus Leader allowed Theresa to weigh in;

I was excited to step into a role on the council where I could use the resources of our city government to better serve our people.

Unfortunately, this has not been the case. I have been told by our council leadership and our city attorney that I should not talk to the media, that I should not advocate for citizen issues, that I now work for the city and I should never criticize my boss, the city. One of the most disturbing comments that was made to me was:

“Don’t let the tail wag the Dog.”

Some have said that I should just discard these comments. But when you have the power and threat of the city attorney’s office coming at you, it is hard to defend yourself. I have had to get my own attorney to be an advocate for me and my rights to speak up for the citizens of Sioux Falls.

Something needs to change. The city council as a legislative branch needs their own attorney, separate from the executive branch (the mayor’s office). We need checks and balances to keep integrity and transparency in all that we do as a city. We need to have an open discussion to discuss what the public wants and expects from their city council. I want to assure the public that I will always work for their best interest.

What most people don’t understand, there is a whole other side to what has been happening to our councilor, a side the Mayor and his administration doesn’t want you to see. Because while Stehly works on helping the average citizen get a fair shake, and the county concentrates on keeping us safe with building a new jail, our mayor fiddles around with crying at an indoor pool.



6 comments ↓

#1 The D@ily Spin on 10.13.16 at 10:07 pm

What surprises me is how 2 of the newly elected councilors wimped out against Huether and his attorney we pay for. It seemed they were ready to restore democracy and expose corruption. Huether must have that ‘Magic Man Manson’ (MMM) hypnosis over people.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 10.13.16 at 10:14 pm

With the proper petition form, I’m in favor of recalling Rolfing. He’s been a bigot with Theresa and discriminates against veterans. A councilor voted. They have no authority. He’s tried to impose Marshall Law. Time for him to go. I suspect even Huether and his attorney recognize this.

#3 moses on 10.14.16 at 3:02 pm

Slick Mike gets away with to much.

#4 The D@ily Spin on 10.14.16 at 4:01 pm

Who’s going to run for public office if you have to retain a lawyer costing double your compensation?

#5 In the Know on 10.15.16 at 11:07 am

It is not just Rolfing. Rick Kiley and City Attorney Dave Pfeifle are equally to blame and behind the scenes manipulators and controllers.

#6 John on 10.20.16 at 12:51 pm

The Argus Leader’s Stu Whitney must be on the mayor’s payroll, too. His diatribes against Stehly and the headlines which accompany them are the evidence.