Sioux Falls City Council Agenda June 14-15, 2021

Police Chief Finalists Meet and Greet • Monday June 14 • 5:30 PM, Belbas Theater at the Washington Pavilion

The public is invited to meet the final candidates for the City’s next Police Chief during a “Conversation with the Candidates” event at 5:30 p.m. June 14 in the Belbas Theater at the Washington Pavilion. The final candidates for the position are Lt. Nick Cook and Lt. Jonathan Thum, who both currently serve with the Sioux Falls Police Department (SFPD).

The event will be an opportunity for the candidates to introduce themselves to the community. A meet and greet will be held from 5:30-6 p.m. in the Belbas Lobby, followed by a moderated conversation from 6:15-7 p.m. with the candidates in the Belbas Theater. Attendees will be able to suggest questions for the candidates prior to entering the theater.

Districting Commission • Monday June 14 • 5:30 PM • Carnegie Town Hall

(Yeah, apparently the city needs to schedule this important meeting at the same time as meeting the Police Chief candidates. I often tell people when it comes to openness in government it’s the smallest and simplest things, like not scheduling two important meetings at the same time. Open government is NOT complicated and doesn’t need someone to provide recommendations or a list as many have asked me to do. I have often said, if it doesn’t have to do with city employees private records or pending litigation, it should be open for review by the public, and that’s basically what state law says also.)

The Commission will discuss maps and a timeline.

Informational Meeting • Tuesday June 15 • 4 PM • Carnegie Town Hall

Presentations on the USD Discovery Center (I think they will be asking for more money from the city), the May Financial Report and Workforce Housing Study (and as I mentioned above, only one of the presentations has supporting docs already posted. Not sure why these cannot already be posted before Tuesday. It’s the simple things folks, like allowing citizens to review documents before the meeting).

Regular Meeting • Tuesday June 15 • 6 PM • Carnegie Town Hall

TIFs and a lot of other garbage.



6 comments ↓

#1 Reliable Voter on 06.14.21 at 9:38 am

Jumping a Lt. to Chief, and no Captains in the final cut? That suggests experience and training is not the first requirement for promotion in law enforcement.

#2 D@ily Spin on 06.14.21 at 10:49 pm

I disagree with Reliable Voter. Jumping ranks is one way to break up the regimented retirement process. Captains going into retirement before becoming chief will save the city considerably. A less experienced lieutenant will have years before retirement. Time needed to make corrections and firmly seat position as chief. New recruits will see there’s potential within the department and stay before moving on.

#3 D@ily Spin on 06.14.21 at 10:58 pm

Kinda looks like the council is going on break until August. Is it another pandemic and they’re using it to look like they’re working from home?

#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 06.15.21 at 3:50 pm

But what do the men and women in blue think? Lieutenant Dan and Lt. Dunbar were major players, but then again there’s Captain Kangaroo and Captain & Tennille, too. Don’t forget about Captain Crunch either:

But then there’s this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j64SctPKmqk

#5 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 06.15.21 at 4:10 pm

But what do the men and women in blue think? Lieutenant Dan and Lt. Dunbar were major players, but then again there’s Captain Kangaroo and Captain & Tennille, too. Don’t forget about Captain Crunch either:

But then again there’s this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j64SctPKmqk

#6 The Guy From Guernsey on 06.17.21 at 6:35 am

Bob Mundt and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation show up with plans to suckle on the government teat once again.
An endless cycle of dependance on government welfare.