Tonight the city council was invited to a presentation and an after party for the Sioux Steel project. I know for sure that 3 city councilors did not attend the after party (you can guess who they are). Stehly asked an advisory opinion last week about accepting drinks and ‘HEAVY’ apps from the developer. The ethics commission couldn’t rule on the opinion because Stehly didn’t present evidence of the possible TIF request. Chairman Greg LaFollette was absent from the meeting, but in the past he has frowned on this kind of gift giving. Neitzert decided to make a joke about it earlier today and LaFollette warned him that it probably isn’t such a good idea. It will be interesting to see how many of the other 5 attended and chowed down on their ‘Heavy’ Tifilicious Snacks. Awaiting photos.

In other ‘Neitzert’ news, I guess he requested that all of the councilors sign a document of confidence in the new Internal Auditor that he would frame and present to Mrs. Nelson. He pretty much admitted that the document wasn’t an ‘official’ but would help in mending bridges. That bridge could have been solid if they would have hired someone with no conflicts.

Oh, and still no word if Shana will be replaced in the finance department . . .

11 Thoughts on “Sioux Falls Ethics Board Chair warns Councilor Neitzert about his FB joke

  1. anonymous on May 2, 2019 at 8:53 pm said:

    He just keeps digging himself into a deeper hole.

    I thought he was smarter than that.

    Based on his recent behavior, I guess he’s not planning on running for re-election in a few short months.

  2. Timbuktu on May 2, 2019 at 9:00 pm said:

    Ignore the haters Greg. Those who pay attention realize you research your info and are passionate about your views. You don’t see a conspiracy in every single issue that you are not able to weigh in on personally and actually articulate an informed argument unlike some of the narcissists you serve with

  3. l3wis on May 2, 2019 at 9:02 pm said:

    Yes, because ethical behavior is sooooo narcissistic.


  4. Yeah, throwing a potential hire under the bus, refusing to even meet them and calling them unqualified in the media is “ethical” behavior. Continuing to call them unqualified after they’ve been hired is also “ethical” behavior.

    Voting for a candidate in committee and changing your vote at the last minute against them at the last minute is “ethical” behavior.

    Going to the ethics committee and accusing your colleagues of being in bed with developers because they’re serving “heavy appetizers” is “ethical” behavior.

    Calling the non-profits that your critics serve on and threatening to vote against funding them in the future is “ethical” behavior.

    Making robo-calls on a holiday weekend that tell recipients to dox another councilor and claiming you were “forced” to do it is “ethical” behavior.

    Calling people’s employers and complaining that they weren’t nice to you on social media is “ethical” behavior.

    Voting against a mayoral appointee because he had a disagreement with you on Facebook is “ethical” behavior.

    Calling everyone that you have a disagreement with disrespectful is “ethical” behavior.

    Go team “ethical behavior!”

  5. scott on May 2, 2019 at 9:32 pm said:

    so timbuktu, does that mean greg isn’t going to vote for the tif?

  6. l3wis on May 2, 2019 at 9:36 pm said:

    MP, not sure, maybe you should take a course in ‘ethical behavior’? I guess our last mayor did a lecture on it at a Colorado University recently 🙂

  7. Matthew Paulson on May 2, 2019 at 9:46 pm said:

    Now that would be something to see.

    I wonder if he brought his Golden Padlock award to use as a visual aid during his presentation.

  8. D@ily Spin on May 3, 2019 at 7:56 am said:

    The Neitzert post was snarky but not unethical. I’d like to see him come back into the corner of the council that’s not rubber stampers with Stehly, Starr, and Brekke.

  9. Did he delete the tweet?
    The last thing I see is from 2018.
    Or is there a different account I’m not seeing?

  10. anonymous on May 4, 2019 at 10:24 am said:

    Why is, Greg LaFollette, a member of the Board of Ethics responding on social media to a less than professional comment from City Councilor Greg Neitzert?

    #toosoon WINK

    Not unethical, but certainly poor judgment on your part, Mr. LaFollette!

  11. Blasphemo on May 6, 2019 at 11:27 am said:

    Matthew Paulson: nice spin, princess. But your clumsy exaggerations aren’t very becoming of a good little tunnel vision ballerina.

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