Cameraman Bruce weighs in

An open Note to Mayor Mike Huether

Nice try trying to snow us on a hot July day as the roads are blowing apart from your poor planning. The heat buckles caused by doing superficial street repair in an effort to save money for your precious play palaces. Many have warned you for years to reconsider wasting the second penny sales tax on bond payments.

The 6,500 who signed our petitions in 2016 were trying to warn you about wasting money on the Romantix Annex Administration Building because sales tax revenue was already faltering.

The arrogance of taking the refunded levee bond money and saying it was free cash to spend on a swimming pool so you could do a cannonball on our dreams of smoother roads.

You started out by deceitfully planning to be open about contracts and plans for Sioux Falls’ future. The Events Center is a case in point. We have been witness to your backroom deals and special arrangements to suck money out of Sioux Falls, never to be seen again. I can’t even imagine the millions that will be flying out the door with 6 sold out Garth shows.

What could Sioux Falls do with the $20 – $30 million per year now being spent on bond payments for your vanity projects?

Your vanity projects have cost many areas of Sioux Falls their future. As Rex Rolfing said at the recent Informational, projects have been moved to the 41st legislative day, effectively killing them.

What a legacy. Only you cast the deciding votes to create your vision of a boom town and as all boom towns go, there is a bust to follow. A new mayoral style coming not soon enough will be saddled with your poor decisions.

Billie Sutton’s Campaign

I’ve got friends in LOW PLACES called the Dem Party and their EX FACES in the executive office . . .

After all the Democratic party policy rejections by Billie Sutton over the years why would he run as a Democrat? The meetings I have been in where he has spoken he comes across as a west river hick who uses the FOX news Rush Limbaugh terminology at every stop. If you are claiming to be something, be it.

His decision to bring in Susie as his campaign pro is a sure sign of defeat.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 07.22.17 at 8:37 am

Your Huether bashing is spot perfect. He’s used Strong Mayor Charter to fix contracts (CMAR), veto council authority, and violate constitutional law. Over 8 years he’s suspiciously become a multimillionaire.
Sutton, oh well. He could carry west river but I doubt it. Somewhere in the candidates mix there needs to be a primitive cowboy. It’s good for promoting tourism but there’s nowhere to tie your horse in Pierre.

#2 anonymous on 07.22.17 at 9:41 am

Let’s hope that all of South Dakota has been watching what has happened in Sioux Falls during the past 7 years under Mike Huether’s leadership.

#3 The D@ily Spin on 07.22.17 at 7:38 pm

Huether has gotten away with so much because nobody could believe what was happening.