I will admit, Poops is good at one thing, suckering people. When I saw he would be talking about collaborative problem solving, I wondered if he was just the MC and someone else was doing the presentation.

Supposed leaders that have these skills usually don’t;

• Screwup a parking ramp project

• Censor public art

• Practically disband the code enforcement office

• Terminate almost all of their directors (some positions several times)

• Have no idea how to remediate dead monkeys

• Pay 4x more for a bridge as a handout to developers

• Pay $16 million for a refrigerated ice rink no one wants

• Is militantly ANTI-OPEN GOVERNMENT (this one alone should disqualify him as a speaker on this topic. No problems are solved in the dark . . . maybe a few 🙂

Not sure what kind of snow job Poops threw at these folks to get this gig, but prepare to be underwhelmed.

You can’t do anything ‘collaboratively’ when you make all the decisions like an Eastern Bloc Dictator.

Maybe that is the title of his presentation, ‘My way or the (Veterans Park) highway.’

I have been following city government for well over 20 years and ran this blog for over 15 years and I will have to admit, Poops is probably the worst mayor this city has ever seen, and that’s saying a lot considering the clown he followed to the office (he comes in at a close 2nd).

Everyone tries to blame MMM for PTH’s problems. Baloney. Once you were installed into that office, every decision made there is ON YOU! Inked contracts can be revoked by the newly installed mayor.

I also find it humorous that he said in a recent podcast that he doesn’t do many events like this locally because he needs to spend time with his kids. So I am assuming they will be coming with you on this trip? And maybe you can take in a drag show or gay pride event whilst visiting?

9 Thoughts on “Big towns organization really got suckered by TenHaken

  1. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on February 22, 2024 at 10:51 am said:

    “Big Towns”: It looks like we are going to get some Amtrak. Don’t you love it when people start to notice you? It must be because you lost some weight, or that cute dress you bought….. You go girl! #CorporateSpokesman

  2. D@ily Spin on February 22, 2024 at 11:56 am said:

    The next mayor can use this as substance for how not to conduct city government.

  3. Virginia on February 22, 2024 at 1:23 pm said:

    “to meet me…” wow…very humble.

  4. Traveler on February 23, 2024 at 6:06 pm said:

    Since he never shows up at any Siouxland events, I guess a 15 hour drive to see him is next best?

  5. I need help! on February 23, 2024 at 10:41 pm said:

    I heard the mayor of Pukwana was invited to a Small Cities conference in Baton Rouge. He plans to talk about what it’s like having a university in a small city. He plans to talk about what Puk U has to offer to the greater Pukwana and surrounding area, and how Puk U is truly a statement getter for defining his fine town, and how also Puk U gets peoples’ attention and teaches them to not fxck around when it comes to Puk U.

  6. I wouldn’t walk one city block to listen to Mayor Douchebag talk. You should also add to your “don’t” list: publicly whine about a global pandemic and saying “… I didn’t ask for this …” during a daily press conference. I think that was his reply when a reporter asked him a question about the city’s response to the pandemic.

  7. "Woodstock" on February 24, 2024 at 3:07 pm said:

    “I hate to camp down in Louisiana”….. “It’s so humid down there”…….

  8. maybe mayor should focus on city employees first what say you Mayor

  9. Rainbow Buffalo on February 25, 2024 at 5:32 am said:

    Must be there explaining to David and his partner why a non-partisan Big Town Mayor can’t show up for the LGBTQ community in the city he cheer”leads” for

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