UPDATE II: The mayor put out a brief statement about his trip. He didn’t mention that he took Shawn and Mark;

“Local government is the catalyst for community progress, and I know our City’s participation in the City Data Alliance will help us double down on our data efforts to ultimately benefit residents.”

So you have been participating in this program for several years now, wondering when you are going to start sharing those benefits with the citizens?

I also found it interesting that out of the 11 American mayors participating only one was Republican, TenHaken, and one Indy (who leans Democrat). All the other mayors were Democrat.

UPDATE: A South DaCola foot soldier pointed out to me after posting this earlier today that there is another issue with this trip.

The city pays a consultant for the software that helps with sharing data thru the Bloomberg initiative. As I understand it, that money DOES NOT go towards trips city employees or elected officials may take in coordination with Bloomberg.

‘IF’ and only ‘IF’ Bloomberg Philanthropies paid for the trip and NOT the taxpayers of Sioux Falls that is an ethics violation because of quid pro quo. By Bloomberg providing an all expense paid trip to the mayor of Sioux Falls, or ANY mayor or municipal employee for that matter, there is an appearance that Bloomberg provides these conferences and in return gets to use the data from the city, probably even sell it.

I am NOT sure who paid for the trip, but if it was Bloomberg, Paul and his cohorts have some explaining to do.

I’m wondering when they are going to start sharing information and data with the citizens?

I see that the city was not only represented by Mayor ONE, but the Public Works Director and the Finance/Tech Director at the conference. I wonder who was running the city . . .

I understand the concept behind the data sharing, but what I am curious about is how this is helping us in Sioux Falls? There have been NO major initiatives by this administration to use the data sharing with Bloomberg to improve our city. On Demand is a joke and will be repealed, so that doesn’t really count. But when it comes to crime, neighborhood cleanup, infrastructure, transparency, climate change, housing and better wages we sit at a standstill. Heck, we can’t even approve a mural!

So what do we get when the 3 most important people in city government spend a week yucking it up with Bloomberg?

We will never know.

11 Thoughts on “UPDATE II: Is the City of Sioux Falls still sharing data with Bloomberg?

  1. Phyliss Schlafley's ghost on May 19, 2023 at 4:34 pm said:

    Shocked the mayor didn’t pose for a selfie.

  2. l3wis on May 19, 2023 at 6:08 pm said:

    Are you sure you want to be the ghost of Schlafley? She was kind of a bitch.

  3. what are values or ethics? on May 19, 2023 at 6:57 pm said:

    We have known for five years now that PTH does not like being mayor and has no leadership ability. He is doing the job in return for doing special favors for special people. So PTH is now using the Bloomberg connection to build his connections on a larger scale in return for special favors from Bloomberg’s special friends.

  4. D@ily Spin on May 19, 2023 at 7:35 pm said:

    Bloomberg LP is a global media and financial data and analytics conglomerate. It’s very suspicious that city officials align with ONE entity aside from a multitude of others. Bloomberg is privately owned. Unlike public stock holder news and brokerage organizations, they do not have to reveal what they’re doing. Basically, they’re a akin to Vanderberg, Trilateral Commission, and mafia. The public deserves an explanation and apology. There’s grounds here for the mayor to resign and directors reprimanded.

  5. D@ily Spin on May 19, 2023 at 10:19 pm said:

    I thought only Clarence Thomas can accept personal vacation gifts.

  6. The Guy From Guernsey on May 20, 2023 at 7:42 am said:

    An infatuation with all things Bloomberg. More liberal bona fides to add to Paulie’s political resume.

  7. scott on May 20, 2023 at 8:56 am said:

    tik tok data sharing bad, bloomberg data sharing good.

  8. "Woodstock" on May 20, 2023 at 2:43 pm said:

    “My Kremlinologist mind loves a photo like this one”…. “Notice the proximity of the Mayor to Bloomberg”…. “Very telling, indeed”….

  9. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on May 20, 2023 at 3:44 pm said:

    Who wants commie data anyhow? Capitalist data is a far better product.

  10. Phyllis Diller's ghost on May 20, 2023 at 7:27 pm said:

    I heard that Clarence Thomas likes to drink Coca-Cola from a can on the pubic, I mean the public dime.

  11. D@ily Spin on May 22, 2023 at 4:56 pm said:

    A vague single sentence explanation isn’t gonna cut it. Did the 3 Stooges accept a vacation? Can they now answer why the city web site is down so often? Nya Nya Nya slap. Is ONE an alias for MOE?

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