City of Sioux Falls will be hosting weekly pressers

Well after five years the city administration has figured out how to hold a weekly press conference;

This new weekly briefing will take place every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. In the One Sioux Falls Media Briefing, city departments will be highlighted for various topics each week.

Not sure how they will do the streaming moving forward, but they decided to stream this first one on Facebook. It really should be simultaneously streamed on CityLink in SIRE on the city website and also on the city’s YouTube page. The city has the technology and know how to do this, they just choose not to.

We can be happy this is a small attempt at transparency but if certain constituents don’t have Facebook how are they going to watch it? Also, can the city’s media department figure out how to mic the reporters in the room so we can hear their questions?

Like the pressers during Covid, I doubt these weekly pressers will endure. This is just an attempt to make up for the 6th Street Bunker Bridge fiasco and the lack of transparency. Transparency in government isn’t an ‘occasional event’ it should be 24/7 – 365.



7 comments ↓

#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 02.22.23 at 12:34 pm

This most likely meanings that Chick-fil-A East is coming.

#2 The press on 02.22.23 at 12:37 pm

There are some hurdles with streaming from that room apparently. I believe the plan is to record and then post on Facebook, YouTube, etc. There will be a different topic every week with different people from city government there each week, including the mayor when it fits.

#3 D@ily Spin on 02.22.23 at 6:52 pm

It’s a method of getting names and faces out there looking for likes and a memory glitch for elections. It’s easy to make promises you’ll not keep. Vote for Santos.

#4 Team Santos on 02.22.23 at 7:31 pm

Absolutely! We know he’s a liar. He can only get better.

#5 One 11Haken Room on 02.23.23 at 9:04 am

Looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it must be ElevenHaken! 11Haken has decided he needs to collect more personal data on anyone interested in his vision and version of history. By hosting these sessions on Facebook, his IT media chief will be able to pass on the personal information to his boss in order to keep his job?

11Haken is preparing for his next job and in order to attain it he has to prove to his masters he has full grip on the the powers of the city. So host the meetings on the only platform you have to be a subscriber to so the connected names are always there for the next “survey” or undisclosed future campaign.

#6 D@ily Spin on 02.23.23 at 11:00 am

Who cares about a city pressure thing? Will Alec Baldwin or Nic Nolte play Alex Murdaugh in the movie?

#7 Roberta on 02.24.23 at 9:36 am

The mayor has a need to be seen again.