Sioux Falls Multi-Housing City Council Candidate Forum

I guess we were lucky to get this recording. Cameraman Bruce was told this was a ‘private’ meeting/event and should not have been recorded.

I guess listening to candidates debate policy in public is going by the wayside. I do know that other business associations have also been holding ‘private’ or ‘invitation only’ forums for their members. The Realtors held a Mayoral Forum recently at the SF Country Club.

I think ALL forums not only should be open to the public, the public should be invited.

As we have seen more and more in municipal races, big money is donating more money and picking their rubber stampers. It is a slap in the face of Democracy.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 02.17.18 at 8:06 am

The Skinheads, KKK, and White Supremacists are more public than Public Officials. Why have elections if it’s already decided with secret cults.

#2 Warren Phear on 02.17.18 at 11:15 am

Once again, thank you Bruce for doing this. I try to watch all your videos. This is my own opinion on how our council works. If you think huethers secret, secret, secret, ramrod ways are a plus for this city, then by all means vote for chair kiley and vice chair erickson. Those two did not get to tbose positions by “thinking outside the box” as kiley says he will continue to do. They got those positions by being an intricate piece of huethers double handshake, secret password council membership. Just like erpenbach, rolfing, and the real estate guy who’s name I have to look up every now and then, these councilors enabled a mayor who was, and is, out of control.

Of those who spoke I have eliminated 4. Two for obvious reasons I have already addressed. erickson and kiley. paulson, because of his track record, will not be a representative of the people, but of special interests. soehl? If you like erpenbach, you’ll love this guy. His campaign donor list is a mirror image of the one erp had.