UPDATE: Metro Council has sudden meeting

The only place we could find the meeting posted was on Minnehaha County Administration Door. There are a lot of rumors swirling around why the ‘Special’ meeting was called. The obvious one is that the last Metro manager just resigned. I guess the job was posted, and not sure if there was any takers, but look at the sentence in the yellow highlighted area “Discussion on future structure”.

Recently the Emergency Manager for Minnehaha County resigned after there was talk to merging the job into the Sheriff’s office. Doubt he will be replaced. Is Metro looking to merge 911 into the sheriff’s office also? I guess we will have to see the results of the meeting.

UPDATE: The meeting was posted on Wednesday by the City Clerks office, but many people, including the mayor seem to be confused who the council belongs to (City or County). Let’s see, the Mayor is the Chair, and councilors Kiley and Erickson sit on the council with Commissioners Barth and Beninga. Seems to me both entities are involved. The meeting should be posted by both of them. Someone who is attending the meeting this morning told me that everyone showed up except Erickson. I will talk to them after the meeting to see what happened.


#1 Bruce on 12.27.18 at 8:20 pm

I challenge anyone to find this meeting posted on the website: http://www.911metro.org/index.cfm

Open meetings law requires it to be in an easily searchable location, not hidden in an obscure place.

A city official sent me a response to my question:
“Where are the posted agendas?”
The official answer:
“It is public and agenda posted at 911metro.org. It’s not a city entity but a standalone entity, this that is where notices agendas and minutes live.”

Okay? So this is the challenge, where are the agendas and minutes?

This is a very secretive body affecting all of our lives with no oversight by the pub;lic.

#2 Blue collar on 12.27.18 at 10:41 pm

Well I found it rather easily using your link and using the site map function. Another conspiracy debunked.

#3 Bruce on 12.28.18 at 6:59 am

Blue collar you proved my point, you had to dig into the “site map function”.

My basic question was how is the average user or interested person able to find the link? Why do these boards and government agencies have to force someone to dig into the depths when a simple link could put you into the wanted information?

Why is it a “conspiracy” when we just want the information accessible to all?

#4 D@ily Spin on 12.28.18 at 7:29 am

It’s the Illuminati and the new world order. Next thing will be a 30 million office building nicknamed Romantix without a public vote.

#5 theresa stehly on 12.28.18 at 10:03 am

I did attend the meeting and posted comments/notes/observations on my Facebook page. Unfortunately, the meeting was not video taped…so it comes down to my notes on Facebook and the Argus Leader reporter’s notes. I asked the people in charge if this can be fixed in the future. The technology to video tape is there..let’s use it for the benefit of the taxpayers.

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