UPDATE II: This is what happens when you have a cruise control, rubber stamp Sioux Falls City Council

UPDATE II: I guess the reason the city isn’t using Keysolutions EAP anymore is because Keysolutions dissolved that entity of the counseling services.

Remember when councilors Starr and Brekke were overruled by 6 of their fellow councilors over hiring a Felon for counseling services?

Well guess what, the city is out in the cold.

Like the Bunker Ramp, when you have out of touch city leadership approving ridiculous things, bad outcomes occur.

Watching councilor Starr’s testimony, you have to kind of scratch your head and wonder what the 6 rubber stampers and HR director were thinking? I will tell you. They don’t think. They turn on the cruise control and rubber stamp, cross fingers and hope for the best.

UPDATE: The city has been looking for an internal part-time counselor since November. While that is a good thing to have an internal person, they also need an outside service for confidentiality purposes. I would also think with around 1,300 employees they could find someone full-time internally.


#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 04.29.22 at 9:51 pm

It’s a classic case of some council members needing better counseling. AND, is this what Jung meant by the unconscious, or should we say the unconscionable? While Freud was obsessed with sex, which is much like the council doing it to us once again.

#2 D@ily Spin on 04.30.22 at 8:32 am

Starr and Brekke pay attention. The other councilors answer the roll call and then what?

#3 "Woodstock" on 04.30.22 at 8:57 pm

“Why am I not surprised that Edward Scissorhands got the tip of his finger cut-off?”

#4 Legal advisor to Amber Heard on 05.02.22 at 1:00 pm

They got rid of Theresa, then Janet. It’s like the mob. I wonder what Pat has on them. It must be good. Wait minute, aren’t they called the Dutch …..? (?)

#5 Mike Lee Zitterich on 05.02.22 at 6:29 pm

It was easier for Pat win a second term, a much smaller district. The PEOPLE tend to get who they wish for in the districts, while the At-Large Reps are generally aggressively supported by the Land Owners, Property Holders, and Developers whom control the over all land mass. IF you continuesly vote against “property rights”, your gonna not win the At-Large Seats. Think of the At-Large Chairs as the “Senate” – their job is to protect the over all land area from the mob rule mentality of the “district reps” whom are supported and more directly represent the people. At the local level, your At-Large Reps work very closely with the Mayor’s Office to represent ‘vested’ property holders.

#6 l3wis on 05.02.22 at 7:23 pm

Sure was easy since Pat had no challengers 🙂

#7 Mike Lee Zitterich on 05.02.22 at 8:15 pm

that tells you everyone in the N.E District was happy.

#8 D@ily Spin on 05.02.22 at 8:59 pm

Hiring a felon as councilor; it takes a criminal when government is corrupt.

#9 Very Stable Genius on 05.02.22 at 9:17 pm

Pat would have had an opponent in ’20, but the Republicans couldn’t find a black candidate to run against him. The N.E. District is like what 15 used to be and 10 now is. Well, actually 10 and the N.E. are pretty much synonymous.

( and Woodstock adds: “Are you saying that Pat is the Thune of the N.E.?”….. “Like nobody wants to run against him?”… (“That’s an interesting way to look at it”…. ))

#10 Further Fear & Loathing on 05.03.22 at 11:58 am

It takes one to know one.