City Hall ends press briefings after only 2 weeks

There is one thing you can say about Sioux Falls City Government, it is predictable. After having two consecutive weeks of these supposed weekly Wednesday briefings we have radio silence. Nothing on YT, FB or the city website (there isn’t much there anyway).

I actually thought there would be at least 4 or 5 consecutive weeks before they threw in the towel. Maybe the new communications person with all of her food truck reporting experience they could setup the briefings in a parking lot where the food trucks could participate?

“We are still investigating the homicide that occurred yesterday, but no worries because the pulled pork sandwich I just got is bang’n! Oh, and have you heard, the price of bridges are going up!

I also find it a little ironic that the new press briefing room that the taxpayers spent gazillion dollars on isn’t equip for the media to ask questions (that we can hear).

Of course, they will probably poke Detroit Lewis in the eye tomorrow with a press briefing . . . I guess I am it.


#1 The London Bridge is falling.... on 03.16.23 at 12:12 am

I have no time for manic leadership. But tell me more about the homicide and the pulled pork sandwich. Did this happen at the taco shop once again? I’ve heard of buying rounds at a bar, but just how many rounds can you get at a taco shop?

#2 Nellie on 03.16.23 at 9:14 am

The mayor didn’t get enough likes or views.

#3 D@ily Spin on 03.16.23 at 11:24 am

It’s like a Sitcom cancelled before the end of the first season. No entertainment value. Next time try some sarcasm.

#4 Steve on 03.16.23 at 4:25 pm

Having these briefings made the already hectic schedule just to much to handle for this part time Mayor. Just couldn’t squeeze any more time out of his 6 hour day.

#5 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.16.23 at 6:06 pm

Would the announcement of an Eastside Chick-fil-A invoke an emergency press conference? Are they FB Live capable? How many seconds delay would it be? Will NORAD be involved? Could Amber Alert help? What about TMZ or Truth Social?

#6 l3wis on 03.17.23 at 10:07 am

Steve, I have a funny feeling everyday is casual Friday for this mayor.