Sioux Falls Mayor Dave Munson has no problem vetoing the hiring of 6 new police officers because of budget issues.
Munson said that the department has added 44 new positions since he took office in 2002. But he warned councilors that the proposed hires weren’t just an issue for next year’s budget. They also would affect future budgets, as would the cuts needed to finance the positions.
But apparently those budget issues weren’t a problem for Munson when he approved the hiring last year of former KELO Reporter Jodi Schwan at $98,000 per year for his Chief of Staff even though she had absolutely no experience. At least he has his priorities straight.