UPDATE: Open Meetings Complaint against Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken being sent to the Open Meetings Commission for Review

UPDATE: There seems to be confusion from several people in the media about Haggar’s original letter, so another one was submitted to Sierra and the AG’s office. Basically Haggar is saying he does NOT have the authority to rule on this, BUT the Open Meetings Commission under the direction of the AG’s office does. It now will be up to the OMC to first determine if the complaint is viable to hold a hearing. This could take 6-8 weeks. If they determine that it is viable they will have a hearing on the matter. I’m not sure what certain reporters in the media are confused about? All Mr. Haggar did was review the complaint and he felt it needed to be passed on because it has merit, so that is what he did. At this point we just need to wait to hear from the OMC. That is the only story here.

Minnehaha States Attorney, Daniel Haggar has determined that it appears that city ordinance was violated when citizens were not allowed to publicly comment on two items pulled from the consent agenda (see statement below).

In Haggar’s LETTER he has chosen to send the complaint over to the Open Meetings Commission. Here is the original Complaint.



5 comments ↓

#1 NTNLIQ on 01.31.22 at 7:03 pm

Sierra thinks she speaks for tens is thousands. Finally something funny on this blog.

#2 l3wis on 01.31.22 at 7:07 pm

I know that facts don’t really matter to you, but when Sierra was elected to the President of Pettigrew Heights it was a landslide. She also has cut police calls to the neighborhood in half, in one year. While Sierra is a little rough around the edges, she does what she does to help people. The mayor knew Sierra was going to talk about Club David in advance and it was obvious he purposely didn’t call public input. It was clearly intentional.

#3 NTNLIQ on 01.31.22 at 7:21 pm

My apologies. I had no idea that neighborhood had tens of thousands of residents.

#4 l3wis on 01.31.22 at 7:56 pm

So by your measure the only real advocates receive praise by the multitude? You have an incumbent mayor who gets thousands of likes about gravy and a challenger who gets a handful talking about diversity. Hey you may be right. I heard a comedian ask the crowd once, “By raise of hands who thinks marijuana is more dangerous then bacon?” Nobody raised their hands. He said, “What? No bacon defenders?” You my friend are a bacon defender.

#5 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 02.03.22 at 8:53 pm

NTNLIQ, which city department do you work for? Is it true about the file cabinet liquor? AND now, that the city hall cafeteria is closed, where do you guys get your chili on Wednesdays?