I could list many examples but the latest announcement to announce they are going to announce something is the Airport Authority Board. We all know that the mayor now interviews the candidates for board positions personally to decide who should get anointed by him.
In the case of the Airport Authority, he is not reappointing two incumbent board members. The noise out there is he is going to appoint his cronies to this board and that one of them just might be Dave Nelson, former Minnehaha States Attorney. Who knows. The announcement that the mayor will make an announcement will tell us who got the nod from the mayor.
The city's website is cluttered with the announcements of board appointments. I like that the city tells the public who is serving on the multitude of citizen boards. But do we need to have announcements to announce our announcements? Why can't the mayor just put out one simple press release telling the public the names of persons being appointed to the various boards? The city council has to formally act on his appointments at a city council meeting so the appointment(s) are public record.
Such public relations overkill but then again, if your agenda is to keep your name out front and visible, then bombard the public with announcements to announce what you are going to announce.
|Title:||Mayor Huether to Announce New Airport Authority Board Appointments|
|Mayor Mike Huether will hold a press conference Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Room to announce two new board appointments to the Airport Authority Board. |
“The Sioux Falls airport has made progress on a number of fronts and the Airport Authority has a major hand in making that happen. These two new leaders will diligently work to take that success to an even higher level,” said Mayor Huether.