After pointing out the dismal attendance of the Planning Commission it gets a change up

It seems the change up didn’t help much since only 6 members attended tonight out of the 9 member board. You will notice by looking at the new list that many members who were not showing up to meetings over the past year have been replaced with temporary terms**.

Once again the TenHaken administration has been busily rearranging deck chairs hoping no one notices. Cruise Control government at it’s best, hopefully we don’t have any unexpected freezing rain.

Members of the Sioux Falls Planning Commission

Nine members (including one chair person) are appointed by the Mayor to serve five year terms.

  • (Vice-Chair) John Paulson – Term Expires – May 2021
  • Bradyn Neises – Term Expires – May 2021**
  • Dana Fisher – Term Expires – May 2021**
  • Sean Ervin – Term Expires – June 2023*
  • Larry Luetke – Term Expires – June 2023*
  • (Chair) Eric Nyberg – Term Expires – May 2024
  • Aaron Norman – Term Expires – July 2024*
  • Kurt Johnson – Term Expires – May 2024*
  • Janet Kittams – Term Expires – April 2025

 * Second Term
** Assumed Previous Members Term


#1 "Woodstock" on 03.03.21 at 10:08 pm

“…’hopefully we don’t have any unexpected freezing rain’…”

“Yah, but if we do, we’ll have to get out the red Sharpie once again to draw the ‘Red Line’ of responsibility”… “Just imagine a bunch of grandmas, too, who survived covid, being told the tree limbs in their arms need to stay on their side of the ‘Red Line'”…. “(…”Sorry Mam, we can’t take that tree limb”… “But we can take that one”…)”

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.03.21 at 10:22 pm

Government in motion and appearance only. Slowly our democracy is taking on the secrecy and the lack of accountability as if it is just one big federal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

In FISC, it’s illegal to publicly disclose your subpoena or indictment. In Sioux Falls, you can’t discuss what has already been voted on and the next agenda hasn’t been published yet, so what is one to say?

It’s merely democracy in motion. It looks good, like a lot of our political leaders. They say a suit can make a man. Others will call it an empty suit, but it must be something, if you can get away with wearing it with no tie and some silly luggage tan dress shoes that have white marshmallow soles, or some fancy cool tennie-runners instead.

Democracy in motion, say, look at those shoes.

#3 PC everywhere on 03.04.21 at 7:00 am

Who says city hall does not read SouthDacola?

#4 My Mistake Mike on 03.04.21 at 9:39 am

More realtors, developers, and their friends?