The Mayor’s Main Minion, the Count, decided he needed to back up Paul’s lies with more lies at the city council presser today. No minutes from the Brockhouse meeting, no legal documents, nothing, and it was illegally noticed. Alex tried to pass it off as an honest mistake. Maybe if PTH was just installed, but he has been at this for 6 years, he knows how to hide ‘excessive transparency’ from the public and it was INTENTIONAL. Why else would Alex have to show up and defend this, because they knew exactly what they were doing. Heck, Alex even admitted it in the presser. “I knew about the meeting . . . I suppose I could have informed people . . .” Yah think? This is why we all know it was intentional and all Alex is doing is covering up more of the mayor’s lies. You are lying Alex and so is the Mayor and his staff.

Thank God we are not talking about LIVING animals, because they would be dead by now with all the horsing around.

There was also some other interesting tidbits in the presser. When the councilors were asked why no one is interested in running, Selberg, at first said that we are a ‘strong mayor’ form of government and that policy should come from the mayor’s office.


If that is the case, why even have a council? This is why people are NOT running, they have no power to make effective change, and even if the dictator at 9th and Main let them form policy, there is NO transparency to effectively form that policy in the open.

Oh, and Alex blamed bloggers for why no one is running, which I find completely hilarious considering I am always actively recruiting candidates to the council and have helped 5 of them get elected. And that I am the only citizen who has a blog about the city. It is pretty obvious who you are talking about. So next time, why don’t you just say my name?

But towards the beginning, Marshall Selberg decided to brag about the League of Cities meeting he went to recently. Why on earth are taxpayers paying an outgoing councilor (June) to go to these meetings? What value is in that? ZERO! I have said for a long time that ALL councilor travel should be banned unless they are paying for it out of their own pocket. In the age of ZOOM there is absolutely NO reason to travel to talk about bus stops and bridge building.

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While answering questions about being a closed government shlep, the mayor throws an evil smile when saying this;

“It’s not something that minutes are posted online, because it’s not an official city board or commission. So we’re trying to be as aboveboard as possible and all this including making the meetings open… We’re doing it out of excessive transparency and letting people know, what’s going on with the Delbridge. So we’re already going above and beyond what’s legally required.” said Mayor Paul TenHaken.

So how many lies were in this paragraph?

  1. LIE #1, the meeting is made up of public officials, in a public building, open to the public, it would make it ‘official’. The Public Works quilt club that meets at Marge’s house on Wednesday nights, would be considered ‘non-official’ and would not have to post the meeting online. It is an official board of the city and should follow the proper rules of posting. LIE #1.
  2. LIE #2, An open meeting exists once being properly noticed to the public. It was NOT properly noticed. LIE #2.
  3. LIE #3, ‘We’re doing it out of excessive transparency’. DOG WHISTLE! I wondered why he made a snide face when he said this, because it is total BS and rhetoric; ‘Excessive sharing of information creates problems of information overload and can legitimize endless debate and second-guessing of senior executive decisions.’ Basically he is making fun of transparency because as the dictator of the city he feels his decisions should NOT be questioned. LIE #3.
  4. LIE #4, ‘So we’re already going above and beyond what’s legally required.’ He is doing the exact opposite and pretending he is not. How can you say you are following the rules as a government entity, but then say you are not an official government entity? So which is it Poops? LIE #4.

I used to think that awful smell every night was coming from the Communist Packing Plant, but apparently it is coming from city hall and white church lane.

7 Thoughts on “UPDATE: Mayor TenHaken is good at one thing: LYING!

  1. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on March 19, 2024 at 12:38 am said:

    Say, can you smell the Communist Packing Plant at Marge’s on Wednesday nights? AND, could the aroma penetrate the fabric of the quilts?…. OH, and what is this Poops thing, or is that just the quilts?

  2. "Woodstock" on March 19, 2024 at 12:46 am said:

    “‘Marge’s’?”….. “Do you mean as in Marjorie as in Dua?”

    FF: 03:00

  3. Steve on March 19, 2024 at 7:46 am said:

    A good note, only two more years of this lieing hypocrite.
    A good note, the citizens of Sioux Falls deserve better and hopefully never have to see his name on a ballot again.
    A good note, the developers and his country club, business owning cronies will face reality when his term ends and all the favors and closed door promises come to an end which might actually benefit the taxpayers. Perhaps, no more TIF’s and overpriced bridges.

    Wouldn’t it be great if this city voted in an honest Mayor?? One with integrity. One that earned the position with honest campaigning while not having said campaign bought by developers and certain city influencers. A person running for the office that actually wants to work for the entire city. A Mayor who doesn’t micromanage the City Council. A Mayor who enjoys engaging with citizens while maintaining eye contact and not making faces or grumbling. Having a Mayor such as this would be such a welcome change, considering the last two that we’ve been stuck with, but in honest reality, it is probably too much to ask for.

  4. Not VSG on March 19, 2024 at 8:20 pm said:

    Zitterich Four mayor!

  5. Very Stable Genius on March 19, 2024 at 11:03 pm said:

    Mike Schirmer, Mike Huether, and now Mike Zitterich…. It makes sense.

  6. Mike Zitterich on March 20, 2024 at 6:32 am said:

    I do not want an at-large position. I am perfectly fine with representing, and helping to organize the people in my county, precinct, and legislative district. My goal is to play a role in the America First Movement to organize, restructure the government, both federal and state, placing in line with the constitution. When the people are organized, the legislators, city councils, and congress lose their power.

  7. Further Fear & Loathing on March 20, 2024 at 6:31 pm said:

    “America First Movement”?…. Are you suggesting we stay out of the war(s) and not fight the fascist in Europe and or the Far East? @AppeasementOnlyBuysTime

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