Carnegie becomes ‘Corona-Proof’ for tonight’s meeting

I advise people to watch from home HERE. There is no reason to risk your health going to the meeting.

I found out today that the new innovation director nominee will not be at the meeting tonight for his appointment resolution, but will be calling in, which is understandable. But I guess he wasn’t even going to call in, but had a change of heart after several councilors questioned his absence for his appointment.

I have argued for years that local officials need to do more business via tele-conferencing, not only is it more convenient, it saves taxpayers money. There is no reason to fly all over the state and country to have a simple conversation about governing, in fact, it is ludicrous and extremely wasteful. For a mayor that likes to brag about technology so much, I wonder why he flies all over the place, except when he has to take questions from reporters, than he hides in his garage.



8 comments ↓

#1 Steve on 03.17.20 at 10:13 pm

Not a bad meeting. Just the typical clashes between Erickson and Stehly, Neitzert patting himself on the back, and a Mayor that cannot remember to shave for public meetings.

#2 D@ily Spin on 03.18.20 at 9:29 am

Why not forget about having an Innovation Director? Innovation during a pandemic? Spend our tax dollars on preserving our health. Add budget to the health department. Start with salary you’d pay for another director who sits home during this crisis. There’s your innovation.

#3 D@ily Spin on 03.18.20 at 10:00 am

Think like this:

Train laid off employees for 6 weeks to serve as medics. They could test and do basic care. I’ve heard there’s a pattern for masks cut from sheets.

#4 anominous on 03.18.20 at 10:50 am

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/18/south-dakotas-public-health-lab-lacking-covid-19-test-supplies/286359100

Um, Kristi didn’t mention this in her press conference yesterday. Are they out of test kits? Is that what they mean by “Pending” status in their daily case counts?

#5 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.18.20 at 12:14 pm

The chair arrangement suggests music chairs with the developers controlling the phonograph.

#6 D@ily Spin on 03.18.20 at 12:44 pm

Has anyone noticed there’s no Corona virus in Russia? Has Putin unleashed a biological war against the world? There has always been fear of this type of war.

#7 D@ily Spin on 03.18.20 at 1:19 pm

The “Rule of 10 Assembly” is the council and the mayor. It’s a devious but effective way to eliminate PUBLIC COMMENT.

#8 "Very Stable Genius" on 03.18.20 at 6:07 pm

Did you also notice that just as the virus crisis began to rapidly spread throughout the world, that Putin decided to increase domestic oil production so as to cause a plunge in world oil prices? #FurtherChaos

Why isn’t the media talking about this? Are they afraid it will only feed the “Russia, Russia, Russia” mentality amongst Trumpsters and make them more cynical and less cooperative in helping to flatten the curve?

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