Mayor Huether considers doing business with potential criminals as the #1 Win of 2017

Nope, you read the headline correct. Only Mike is capable of spinning this one;

1) The future $50 million mixed-use parking ramp captures even bigger dreams for downtown Sioux Falls, above and beyond the long awaited need for more public parking.

That’s right, the same developer that has a partner who is being criminally investigated by the Feds and dragged asbestos through our city without paying a fine is considered our Top Win of 2017. Talk about setting the bar. Surprised he didn’t bring up our rising drug problem as win #2.

But the list does have some more interesting tidbits;

4) Our finances are rock solid regardless of the challenge, and by the way, Sioux Falls saves $25 million in interest payments with prudent debt management.

Yes, continuing to overcharge and raise rates on water to pay off debt. Seems appropriate? Doesn’t it? Since play things like the indoor pool and Denty will never produce enough revenue to ever pay for themselves we have to take money from the water enterprise fund to pay debt off.

Which brings us to the building that was approved by ONE person only, Hizzoner himself;

8) Our new City Administration Building , a first since 1936, is being built on time, under budget, and will dramatically enhance service to our employees and residents for decades.

He couldn’t resist to peddle the 1936 lie, again. The city has built dozens of buildings since the 30’s that house administrative support. Besides that, it was not needed. We were getting a good deal on leasing space.

While I have rolled my eyes in the past over the mayor’s Top 10 Wins list, this one has to be the most ridiculous I have ever seen. Notice no mention of affordable housing, fighting crime, or livable wages and employment. Oh, because we are losing on all fronts with those items.

I also find it ironic that while in #4 he mentions our great finances we have yet to see the year end financial report. Why are you and Tracy sitting on this important information Mayor? Are you afraid your puppet candidate for mayor, Entenman, may have to answer some difficult questions about budgeting?


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.07.18 at 4:46 pm

Well, you know what they use to say during the Cold War, don’t you?…… “He may be a SOB, but he’s our SOB”…..

Oh, that’s right, I am referring to the developer(s) by the way….

#2 The D@ily Spin on 02.07.18 at 10:26 pm

Likely, city debt is overwhelming. Otherwise, Huether would be anxious to present the financial report.

#3 The D@ily Spin on 02.07.18 at 10:38 pm

We should have a big party next time Huether goes up Tuthill to bring back commandments.