Mayor Bimbo, “Nobody knows who is running for mayor.”

He goes on to say on the B-N-B show that most people probably think he is running for a 3rd term and don’t know he can’t. He basically accuses the mayoral candidates of not getting their message out there.

While I will agree with Mike partially that voter turnout will be low again, I think he is sadly mistaken about messaging. I think the normal municipal voter turnout will be there on election day and have been listening. In fact when I attended the YPN mayoral forum, it was the largest crowd I have ever seen at a mayoral forum.

Ironically, one of the main reasons why nobody knows about the municipal election is because the city refuses to do a PSA either on CityLink or in a water bill insert. There are many things to discuss; absentee voting, precincts, voter registration, dates of election and run-off, who is running, etc, etc. While we will be spending well over $100K on both elections we are spending zilch on promoting the election. Go Figure. Heck, why don’t we just skip the election and give the money to the Huether Tennis Center?

Besides the fact that he is in a state of denial that he is finished on May 15 and a new person is taken over, he continues to think the RR redevelopment project was one of the best projects he negotiated. LMFAO! Burlington Northern certainly got what they wanted. They sold $62 a square foot dirty land to Federal taxpayers, they continue to run the trains through the same area, more frequently, and still store and switch cars only a couple of blocks from the redevelopment land. They literally got their cake and ate it too. We got hosed! Big time! You can’t even build housing in the area, because the first time a train whistle blows some stinky rich empty nester will be crying to the SFPD about the noise. I would have been extremely embarrassed to have negotiated such a deal. But that is what happens folks when you do these kind of deals in the dark of the night. If that plan would have been negotiated in the public I guarantee the train traffic would be moving differently. Probably one of MMM’s biggest failures of his administration (but that list is pretty long).

STILL TAKING CREDIT FOR REVITALIZING DOWNTOWN

While Mike deserves some credit for revitalizing downtown in his past 8 years, that train left the station in the early 1990’s, I know, because I was working downtown. Than the downtown folks put a boot up Munson’s butt and it really started moving. The mayor claimed on the show this morning that downtown in 2009 was a ‘ghost town’. Puhleezze! as I have told people, Munson dropped the snowball at the top of the hill and Huether is now standing at the bottom of the hill claiming he created the snow boulder. All Mike did (with mostly action by the city council) was continue the progress that was already set in motion.

While they were discussing that matter the mayor referenced transforming DT into a place where you can Live, Work & Play. A caller reminded the mayor that ‘HE’ doesn’t live that way. That was hilarious. The mayor lives in a very sleepy neighborhood over by Paisley Park and has a lake home on a swamp nobody else has a house on.

He was also asked about the noise levels downtown in reference to having entertainment facilities mixed in with residential in reference to the ICON / Jones building kerfuffle. He said there are some issues that need to be ‘worked on’. In other words, next mayor’s problem that our city’s building department does whatever they want. Don’t believe me? Here’s a short list; Events Center buckling siding, Copper Lounge collapse, McKennan Park Monster House, etc, etc.



10 comments ↓

#1 The D@ily Spin on 02.27.18 at 10:51 am

Of course Huether the narcissist doesn’t expect he’ll be run off because Sioux Falls is a Kleptocracy. We should be thankful that citizens are at least protected with term limits. It’s time to drag Huether out of the mayor’s office kicking and screaming.

I agree, the railroad yards is the worst land grab in Sioux Falls history. It is a bad deal even if it was given to the city.

#2 scott on 02.27.18 at 2:40 pm

heuther will declare martial law, and keep himself in power.

#3 l3wis on 02.27.18 at 4:01 pm

Don’t think he has probably had the attorney’s office working on it. It would be his wet dream. I think what scares him the most is Jamison taking over. Greg has already been pretty vocal about a full audit of the city’s finances and I think he would have a majority of the council on board. Numbers and data are a pesky thing.

#4 l3wis on 02.27.18 at 4:02 pm

I also noticed in the interview he mentioned he is supporting ‘someone’ but wouldn’t say who. I can almost guarantee if Entenman is in the runoff, Mike will endorse him publicly. He wants to do it so bad right now he can taste it.

#5 My Mistake Mike on 02.27.18 at 4:15 pm

MMM endorsement = kiss of death

#6 Warren Phear on 02.27.18 at 4:53 pm

He spent at least ten minutes talking about the next mayor needing a business background in managing people. It was clearly a non endorsement endorsement of his neighborhood pal, entenman.

He also driveled on about live, work, play, downtown. Who needs a car when everything you need is conveniently located within walking distance. One problem. That makes you a captive audience. Ever bought a beer inside an airport terminal or the tin can denny? That’s what happens when you create a captive audience.

One more thing. belfrage finally admitted it. huther comes in with a list of things to talk about, and belfrage, in true lackey fashion, sticks to hethers script. Compelling talk radio? Not even close. huethar would never go on the Patrick Lalley Show. Lalley would fillet him in very short order.

#7 l3wis on 02.27.18 at 5:00 pm

Yeah, I had to laugh at Greg falling all over himself agreeing with the Mayor about how the mayoral candidates don’t have a message or solutions only complaints. While I may not like some of them running, I will say they all have a message (some clearer than others). Ironically, I would much prefer to see some of the council candidates running for mayor and some of the mayoral candidates running for council. If Jolene would have ran for council, she would have been a shoe in.

#8 The D@ily Spin on 02.27.18 at 8:29 pm

No doubt Huether’s endorsement is Entenman. He was a devoted soldier of Huether’s SS. He’s also easy to buy for developers and insiders. Entenman signs are all over town. Other candidates get run off with citations.

#9 The D@ily Spin on 02.28.18 at 9:54 am

Is the attack on ICON a Huether assault on Weiland? There seems to always be a neighbors complaint without names.

#10 The D@ily Spin on 02.28.18 at 10:03 am

The best thing for ICON to do is ignore the city and turn up the volume. City authority is unenforceable because ordinance judicial process is unconstitutional. Ask for two citations, it’s double jeopardy. Case is automatically dismissed.

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