Sioux Falls City Councilor Neitzert doesn’t deserve re-election

Greg has stabbed a lot of people in the back over the last four years, not only myself who helped him get elected in the first place, laying out his campaign marketing strategy, but many citizens along the way. Let’s look at Greg’s supposed record of leadership.

• Voted for property tax increases all four years on the council. He claims to have been the champion of killing the cable tax hike, but I didn’t have a problem with it because cable is a luxury, affordable housing is not.

• His reversal on the administration building. This was the first time Greg started to show his true colors. The building was not needed, and originally Greg knew this, but apparently someone got him in a dark corner and gave him a titty twister. The taxpayers are also holding the bag on the HVAC replacement.

• Greg slipped out of ethics violations by getting the Ethics Board to play legal tricks with the charter. Greg also has violated ethics by continuing to attack his fellow councilors in private emails (I have seen them-they are nasty and childish) on FB and in public meetings.

• Greg didn’t do an extensive search for an internal auditor though the audit committee asked him to.

• But Greg’s biggest folly is supporting the Bunker Ramp. To this day, he has yet to apologize for the fiasco. He defended the developers, he defended the pricetag, and he defended both mayors on this disastrous project. Anybody who would continue to defend this is NOT fit to lead.

Like I have said before, I don’t know much about his opponent Julian, but I do know as a State Highway Patrolman (recruiter) Julian must always work with the highest level of transparency and integrity, because if he lacked these things, he would have been unemployed years ago. The best part about this choice, is that by NOT voting for Greg, we will actually get someone who is qualified.



5 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 05.29.20 at 8:33 am

A good councilor represents what’s best for citizens. Mistakes such as the parking ramp and city office building can be forgiven with an apology and method for moving on. It’s time for a new councilor with realistic values. One without a stubborn egotistic stance.

#2 Andy on 05.29.20 at 10:21 am

COVID has presented some real challenges to campaigning, but Julian’s campaign has reached thousands of voters with multiple post cards and the same ## of people with phone calls. Any NW District voters looking for change in city government can still vote early at the SF Election Center, 220 W. 6th Street, or vote in person on Tuesday.

There’s a considerable amount of information from Julian on his Facebook page, including recent endorsements City Councilors Janet Brekke and Pat Starr, amongst others.

https://www.facebook.com/julianforsiouxfalls/

#3 Steve on 05.29.20 at 4:59 pm

A vote for Julian would help to break up the RS5. Along with Councilor Stehley’s reelection, the citizens would have a more balanced Council. It is definitely needed.

#4 D@ily Spin on 05.29.20 at 10:13 pm

Steve’s Point is a good one. This is an opportunity to break up the socialist 5. It would also send a message that Sioux Falls is not racist. It’s important after what happened this week in Minneapolis. Bringing a law enforcement background into the council could finally bring cameras into police actions. It’s needed evidence and some of us want favorable Live PD attention.

#5 D@ily Spin on 05.29.20 at 10:18 pm

I live in the NW district. I didn’t vote for Ross Perot and I’ll not vote for Neitzert.