I have finished a review of the orders and have taken pics of over 30 different ones that I found of interest. I will be posting them over the next few weeks.

What are EOs?

EOs come from the mayor’s office and generally have to do with his administrative duties when handling city employees, but there is other stuff. The only EOs the city has on record are AFTER the charter change in the early 90’s. Many of the orders are missing sequence and several have been re-numbered (we will get to that in a moment).

Some interesting orders I found were EOs 138 & 139. The first one was established in 2005 by Mayor Munson (Office of Emergency Management) and it took another two years to implement EO 139 which was the actual Emergency Plan for the city in case of a major disaster. I was flabbergasted that a city of this size didn’t have an emergency plan until 2007. We really dodged a bullet on that one. It goes back to what Janet Brekke said all the time, the city needs to implement long term strategic plans ON EVERYTHING.

As for the renumbering, I noticed that in 2018 significant EOs were renumbered, this happened right as Huether was leaving office. But it gets better. I guess a citizen asked the city clerk to review them at this time, so he had to dig them up for them. When the citizen came to review them the city clerk proceeded to tell this person (the clerk was pretty new also) that before he could have them review them the city attorney (David P.) and city councilor Erpenbach came in and proceeded to remove several orders from the book and ‘shred’ them.

I couldn’t tell you where these orders went or what interest a city councilor would have in them, but it seems like some damage control to me. One of the reasons I wanted to review them is because I have known about this incident for several years.

Below is the index, you can see just how disorganized and strangely numbered they are.

3 Thoughts on “City of Sioux Falls Executive Orders

  1. Nood on May 21, 2024 at 3:49 pm said:

    The city disorganized? Impossible LOL

    If you look at cities across the nation, we are one of the worst organized cities ever. Need an experienced city manager. Beck wants a woman mayor next

  2. Scott D Hudson on May 21, 2024 at 6:19 pm said:

    No government office should own a shredder.

  3. Jim Schreier on May 22, 2024 at 4:26 pm said:


    Not saying if you have any intel on who will run or not, but just in your own opinion, give us four quality names that in your opinion would do well in the mayoral role. And no you can’t say David Z 😉 !

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