Sioux Falls City Council Chair Kiley has NO CLUE what ‘confidential and Priviledged’ information is

I often shake my head when I see people in local government think they know what they are talking about.

You can watch the council tonight brow beat Stehly about her resolution for openness. She wasn’t getting the information she wanted from city hall so her and Pat Starr proposed a resolution to get the information. Well within their rights.

The discussion is intriguing and really shows the council’s true colors. Hide the secrets at ANY COST. Here is a great letter to the editor about it.

I could write a short novel about the entire discussion, but I only want to comment for now on Kiley’s assertion that certain city councilors are sending the media ‘confidential’ information to blogs and the media.

There are ONLY two forms of this information. Personnel and Litigation. I have NEVER received an email about either of these two things from councilors. They know better. It’s against the law. I have however received emails about OPINIONS from the city attorney that have to do with proposed legislation. This is public information. We pay the city attorney, we own the emails, it is public information. Any city councilor can share this info with me, the media or any citizen in this community. Kiley simply knows not what he speaks.


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.03.18 at 9:59 pm

Representing the “Taupe Housing Society of Conformity,” or what some would call the Southeast District, is called job security or it resembles tenure in a way where doing your homework or research is no longer necessary…..

#2 Theresa stehly on 04.04.18 at 1:47 am

The council was angry that I amended the original resolution request from the 2016 falls safety audit to include all city safety reports from the last 10 years. My original resolution was to seek verification of the statements made by city officials about fencing and how any fencing near the dangerous areas (where three deaths have occurred), would hinder rescue efforts.

The report released last week had no mention of the fence issue and I wanted to see all the information, for the benefit of the entire community. Council members Neitzert, Erickson, Selberg, Kiley, Erpenbach and Rolfing all chastised me for pursuing this resolution. Their anger and personal attacks didn’t make any sense to me. I am deeply grateful for Councilor Pat Starr’s support of the resolution.

Let’s find out where we started from with safety recommendations from past experts and move forward with new information. We can enjoy the beauty of the falls while working to preserve human life.

#3 The D@ily Spin on 04.04.18 at 9:28 am

It sure seems that the council doesn’t want to hear from Stehly or Starr. What the two introduce has merit and deserves consideration. When there’s soon a new council composure, Kiley’s old school antics will make him the new councilor to pick on. There had to be someone to replace steaming arrogant Rolfing. It must be Kiley.

#4 Bruce on 04.04.18 at 4:36 pm

I have found in the years of reading the actual reports the city amasses how the city employees will forget which report had the data passage. In the case of Smith, it most likely would have stated something in another report and he messed up which one. I agreed with Stehly and Starr on amending the resolution and supposrted the relase of all so we could see where the “misstatement” came from.

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