UPDATE: Sioux Falls City Council Agenda, Tuesday Dec 11, 2018

Informational Meeting, at 4 p.m.

Presentations and updates on the Multi-Cultural Center and Golf Course.

There is also a ‘curious’ executive session;

Discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee. The term “employee” does not include any independent contractor (SDCL 1-25-2(1))

This is interesting, because this could include a city councilor OR city employee. IMO, after watching the council’s performance on Tuesday night, they all should be brought up on ethics charges for treating each other like sh*t.

City Council Meeting, at 7 p.m.

UPDATE: Here is the contract that was signed in March by the former finance director for the leadership consultingLEADERSHIP-CONTRACT

I guess my bigger question is if this was a holdover from the last administration, why doesn’t the TenHaken administration just cancel it?

Item#7, Approval of Contracts;

The city is going to pay this DUDE $8,000 to train city peeps how to be ‘leaders’ and planners.

Agreement for Professional Services for Effective Leadership Training Session and Strategic Planning and Coaching Sessions which are determined and scheduled by the City

Shouldn’t the citizenry already be electing leaders? And shouldn’t those leaders be responsible to hire leaders?

Item#14, 2nd Reading, Ordinance to approve the Ambulance Contract



#1 Warren Phear on 12.07.18 at 5:29 pm

I certainly hope this executive session is not headed down a rabbit hole. If it is, they will be opening Pandora’s box.

#2 l3wis on 12.08.18 at 12:56 pm

The more I think about it, it probably has to do with reviews of the council staff since they will be voting on their pay scales later that night.

#3 Warren Phear on 12.08.18 at 1:27 pm

I am sure there those who deserve this raise, just as I am sure there will be those who do not. I can only imagine Debra Owen will be doing an eye roll over this one.

#4 LJL on 12.09.18 at 7:41 pm

TJ Reardon has a great leadership program and it’s worth the 8K.

#5 l3wis on 12.10.18 at 9:09 am

I’ve heard the same thing. I guess I am not questioning TJ’s skills, I’m questioning why tax payers have to pay for leadership training of the Mayor’s staff, when shouldn’t their ‘leader’ be training them about ‘leadership’? I guess if Paul isn’t up for the job we elected him to do, he can always call it quits.