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.


72° 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
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Open Meetings Commission Changes Rules

May 23, 2012, 12:02 PM by Brady Mallory

Open Meetings Commission Changes Rules
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The South Dakota Open Meetings Commission is upholding a reprimand for the Sioux Falls City Council, but changing meeting rules for the future.

The city council was reprimanded for how it handled the firing of City Clerk Debra Owen.  A city council member blamed City Attorney David Pfeifle for giving bad legal advice.  Pfeifle said he used an Attorney General opinion from 1990 that said not to name an employee, or give specifics, about the issue and that it was recommended by the commission.     

Now the open meetings commission is no longer recommending this opinion.

From now on, the city council will have to name an employee and the action being taken against the employee. 

The city council went behind closed doors to talk about a so-called personnel matter.  When they came out of executive session, they voted for three council members to take the action discussed in that meeting, which was to fire Owen.

We'll have more on the latest decision and what it means to the city later in the day on KELOLAND News.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Rounds Releases EB-5 Response Ahead Of Meeting

9/22/2014 10:29 AM

A letter and written responses to questions from GOAC members have been obtained by KELOLAND News in advance of the panel's meeting Wednesday.

Full Story
SD Dems Want To Know Why Joop Bollen Wasn't Fired

9/18/2014 5:57 PM

Former South Dakota EB-5 administrator Joop Bollen was filing legal documents on behalf of the state when he wasn't supposed to.

Full Story | Watch
Sioux Falls Leaders Learn From ND Boom Town

9/17/2014 5:07 PM

Williston is now working with the state to create a new sales tax that would be split between the city and county.

Full Story | Watch
Committee To Read Rounds, Daugaard Answers On EB-5

9/19/2014 12:54 PM

A legislative committee resumes its probe of the state's involvement in the federal EB-5 investment program next week.

Full Story
US Senate Hopeful's Petitions Allegedly Colorful

9/22/2014 10:03 AM

A former U.S. Senate candidate in South Dakota who has been indicted on election law violations allegedly submitted nominating petitions with the name...

Full Story


Events