Mayor Huether uses the power of veto to finally prove once and for all he is vehemently against transparency in government

I have been beating this drum for 7 years. Huether is extremely anti-transparent, he has proven it time and time again. He used the power of the VETO pen today to prove it. He had a very weak argument that these committees are volunteers and didn’t sign up for this? First off, you do have to sign up to get on these boards and committees. You have to fill out an application, you have to submit a resume, then you have to be vetted not only by the mayor but the board itself. So there is a process. If you WANT to be on these boards, you have to do a little work to get there. And secondly, I only want honest and open people serving on these advisory boards, not secretive.

He also calls recording these meetings a ‘slippery slope’. It’s a slippery slope to prohibit recording board meetings.

Anybody who argues against recording these meetings, are what they are, fascists.


#1 hornguy on 01.24.17 at 3:42 pm

Yeah, I try to afford the guy some slack, but this is just straight up weird. I appreciate the availability and importance of closed sessions when it comes to negotiations, personnel matters, etc. There are definitely some topics where mandating public debate would alter the discussion in a manner that is not constructive. But what conceivable harm is there in recording a proceeding that’s already open to the public?

#2 Warren_Phear on 01.24.17 at 4:54 pm

Not the first thing he’s vetoed. Won’t be the last, as in probably vetoing the glory house issue. This narcissistic trump clone is looking for the spotlight to further his next political run.

#3 l3wis on 01.24.17 at 5:09 pm

“But what conceivable harm is there in recording a proceeding that’s already open to the public?”

On top of that, state law (since 1974) has allowed ANY citizen to go to these meetings and record them. In other words, the city is opposed to recording their OWN meetings, but can’t stop citizens from doing it. So what’s the point?

#4 l3wis on 01.24.17 at 5:14 pm

KDLT did a nice job with posting his pathetic excuse list.

Notice, not once in there does he mention the best interest of the citizens.

#5 l3wis on 01.24.17 at 5:50 pm

This is also further proof he is against transparency, whenever citylink films these events, they ALWAYS cut out the Q & A? Why?

#6 The D@ily Spin on 01.24.17 at 8:59 pm

When you accept a public post, it makes you subject to reporting. This includes video. I’m suspicious that people on these boards are unethically partial to the mayor. Why even have them if the totalitarian mayor decides and it’s merely something irrelevant for them to put on their resume. The state should intervene. Trump is not this bold but Hitler was.

#7 Bruno on 01.24.17 at 9:23 pm

MH is still running circles around the media, even after all this time.

#8 what??? on 01.24.17 at 9:34 pm

Ignorance and arrogance is a very dangerous combination.

When I look at him, watch him, aside from how frustrated it makes me, I arrive at the conclusion he is literally stupid. Sincerely. His mannerisms, his messages, are not from someone of deep thought, reflection, or empathy, but more from someone concerned about saying the wrong thing, or upsetting the wrong people. Nothing original. Fear.

It makes me wonder who is pulling his strings? Rhetorical I understand.

#9 Bruno on 01.24.17 at 10:58 pm

I don’t always agree with him or his style, but one thing becomes more evident all the time: Underestimate him at your own peril.

#10 Almost over on 01.25.17 at 7:33 am

We know why he is wanting to hide the recordings of this board, very tight ties to the mayor and his “list” of things he wants done. This our public land and we have a right to know what is being planned for it.

Like having Trump in our own city!

#11 The D@ily Spin on 01.25.17 at 8:33 am

“Underestimate him at your own peril.” It’s obvious it’s not because he’s smart. What’s happened is there’s no checks and balances. He’s a tyrant excepted from democracy and the people. Add lack of transparency and media obsolescence, he’s a demigod. We need a mayor that will restore democracy but Huether will cause unrecoverable damage for another year.

#12 what??? on 01.25.17 at 10:54 am

A spoiled, selfish child, with power.