Huether agrees to transparency with data as he has one foot out the door

“I’m all for opening the books of the city, and I will make sure that happens, in May of 2018. Think of it as my parting gift.”

Well he has told us he is the ‘most transparent’ mayor ever, he just never mentioned it would happen as he was leaving;

As part of the What Works Cities initiative, Sioux Falls will improve open data practices to make public information more accessible and to engage residents around government priorities and services. The project will include creating an inventory of the City’s data resources; developing a plan for data governance; making data available to the public and City staff in a more useful and responsive way; and helping City staff to maximize the use of data in their daily work. The first area of municipal government to undergo the work will be neighborhood services, including code enforcement, with the goal of making the process replicable for other departments and divisions.

“Over the past seven years, we have worked hard to make Sioux Falls City government more productive and efficient, and this partnership will take us to even greater heights. We are proud to be selected as part of this initiative,” says Mayor Huether.

For the past 7 years the only thing Huether has been dedicated to is keeping government as closed as possible, so this 180 turn by him is laughable, especially since he only has 10 months left in his tenure.

Trust me, I support this 100% and think it is a fantastic program, we should have implemented it 20 years ago, but better late than never.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 07.13.17 at 11:02 am

It’s his usual two faced coverup. To him, it’s here forward without regard for past constitutional violations. He’s setting himself up to run for another office. One moment at the end of 8 years doesn’t forgive him for council vetoes, denied elections, and plutocracy. A one minute statement doesn’t deify him and satisfy his narcissist apotheosis.

#2 ol'bubbleguts on 07.13.17 at 1:49 pm

gonna be a long winter
pulls and chucks 80s style beer tab

iaal obg 3.2 beer hahahahahah weirdest thing i ever heard
not from SD