He may not win, but I’m guessing there won’t be a press release about this honor on the city’s website;

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether: For going beyond even state law to shroud public business in secrecy. In early 2017, the city council passed an ordinance to require meetings of a city board to be recorded and published on the city website. Huether vetoed the bill and said: “Here’s the way (transparency) works: It protects you one minute. It stabs you in the back the next.” The Argus Leader newspaper filed a lawsuit in 2015 against the city that went all the way to the South Dakota Supreme Court to get a simple contract detailing what the city called a $1 million refund from a settlement over flawed siding installed on a $115 million event center. After the court ruled in the newspaper’s favor in September 2017, the documents showed city officials weren’t telling the truth: The city received less than half of what Huether claimed. After the drowning of a 5-year-old girl in a park in March, the city defended its safety protocols by citing a 2016 audit officials said was conducted on the park. City officials denied the Argus Leader’s request for a copy of the audit, claiming it belonged to the insurance company. When the newspaper contacted the insurance company, reporters confirmed no such audit exists. Huether is term-limited but has indicated he’d seek public office in the future.

Surprised he wasn’t a finalist every year of his administration.

8 Thoughts on “Mayor Huether a finalist for the 2018 Golden Padlock Award

  1. How timely.

    The nomination can become part of Mayor Mike Huether’s legacy.

  2. I’ve heard that he admires Janklow and Trump.

  3. Finally. An award Huether deserves.

  4. D@ily Spin on May 7, 2018 at 11:16 pm said:

    Just get Huether gone. I don’t want to hear that name anymore.

  5. Wow. That’s not a warning sign of corruption or anything.

  6. Is today his last day ,glad he is done.

  7. scott on May 8, 2018 at 8:41 pm said:

    did anyone congratulate him on his nomination during public imput?

  8. The Guy from Guernsey on May 9, 2018 at 8:10 pm said:

    “Good job, Mayor! Good job!”

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