Hey man, I don’t have a problem with collaboration. I put on several Art of Jazz events and as a group we produced some pretty incredible paintings, I think they all sold within a few days.

When any group collaborates whether that is artists or legislators, that is a good thing, but it also must be executed for the COMMON GOOD. Collaborating for the sake of being a rubber stamp for the executive branch to protect or help a special interest isn’t collaboration, it’s collusion.

In this final year of the city council with this mayor it seems the council wants to return to the status quo of the past 15 years, rubberstamping projects and expenditures in the name of this new (old) form of governing and calling it something different, collaboration.

You can put lipstick on a pig, and it’s still a pig.

Our 3 branches of government in Sioux Falls should be ‘collaborating’ for the best interest of its citizens, if that isn’t the collaborative goal, there should be dissent, debate and discussion. We don’t elect our councilors and mayor to do the bidding of their biggest donors, we elect to do the work of the citizenry, and any other kind of collaboration is just counterproductive and quite frankly destructive.

Like I said, I am all for them working together to achieve a common goal, but if that goal hurts us, I would prefer they don’t get along.

With diminishing taxes, it will be interesting to see how this final year plays out, and how collaborative the council will be. So far the silence on the ambulance issue and the parking ramp development worries me, and it seems the only thing they have been collaborating on successfully is deafening silence while moving farther away from transparency.

 

3 Thoughts on “Sioux Falls City Council’s new buzz word ‘collaboration’

  1. The D@ily Spin on May 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm said:

    If Huether wants to call communism collaboration, so be it. We gotta accept his perception less than another year. He can collaborate with the 3 corrupt councilors but (wink wink) we know who’s getting rich steering public funds.

  2. Paying Attention on May 24, 2017 at 11:44 am said:

    As for the saying, “You can put lipstick on a pig, and it’s still a pig,” which councilors do you suppose are wearing the lipstick?

    It is pretty obvious if you pay attention to the rubber stamps outreach and the newest leadership inductee as well as a couple who are just along for the ride and have cast aside their campaign promises.

    Cleaning house next election cycle should be pleasureful for voters.

  3. “Our 3 branches of government inSiiux Falls”?

    We don’t have 3 branches. He have an executive branch that controls everything, a judicial that reports to the executive branch and tells the legislative branch whatever the executive branch tells him too.

    The legislative branch (council) has little or no power and most members are more worried about damaging their political careers than doing what’s right for their constituents.

    This is by far the worst example of city government anywhere I’ve lived.

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