Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MIA - State of the City Address

One of the many duties of the mayor, as spelled out in the City Charter is the duty that the mayor communicate with the city council on the affairs of the city. The City Charter states:

Section 3.03.  Mayor's duties and responsibility.
The mayor shall, at the beginning of each calendar year, and may at other times give the council information as to the affairs of the city and recommend measures considered necessary and desirable.

This duty was dubbed "The State of City Address" way back in former Mayor Hanson's term of office. It was presented every year of former Mayor Munson's term of office.  

It was an exercise of information gathering for all departments.  It was used to communicate information on an annual basis to not only the city council but to the citizens of Sioux Falls on the accomplishments and the status of affairs of the city . It was a big deal. It was considered an important speech by the mayor. It was given serious attention.

It is now March 29, 2011. I think the State of the City Address is MIA.

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised he would pass up an opportunity to hear himself speak.