User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


23° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Impact Of City Council's Closed-Door Session

September 16, 2011, 9:55 PM by Perry Groten

Impact Of City Council's Closed-Door Session
SIOUX FALLS, SD - A University of Sioux Falls political science instructor thinks the mayor and city council can weather any short-term political fallout over this week's controversial executive session that led to the firing of city cler, Debra Owen.

Earlier this summer, our exclusive KELO-TV Argus Leader Poll found both Mayor Mike Huether and the city council enjoying high job approval ratings.

The mayor and city council have been riding an early wave of voter goodwill in Sioux Falls.

"The first year is the honeymoon phase and then you go into the reality phase," University of Sioux Falls Political Science Instructor Bob Barclay said.

Reality hit with controversy generated over the council's closed-door meeting.

"Yes, it's one of their functions I'm sure they didn't enjoy," Barclay said.

Still, Barclay thinks the controversy might only be a small bump in the road for the mayor and council, unless other troubles lie ahead.

"If there would be something that comes out that is not good or did not follow proper procedure, it could have a long-term effect," Barclay said.

The dust-up over the executive session comes against a national perception of growing disfunction at all levels of government.

"I think local government has had somewhat of a pass in some areas because national government gets much of the news if something goes wrong or something's awry. But local government, when something goes awry, people's ears perk up, they look for what's going on," Barclay said.

Barclay says high job approval ratings can be hard to maintain amid the instant offerings of the Internet age when the next political controversy can literally be just moments away.

Barclay doesn't think this week's city council controversy will affect results of this November's events center vote. Barclay thinks most voters already have their minds made up.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Parker Teen Dies In One Vehicle Crash

4/12/2014 10:18 AM

16-year-old Tonya Anderson from Parker, SD died in a one vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 on Friday.

Full Story
Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Woman Dies In Crash Near Brookings

4/12/2014 10:34 AM

A Sioux Falls woman died in a two vehicle crash on I-29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED