from the Argus Leader:
According to City Attorney David Pfeifle, state statute requires all contracts valued at $25,000 or more go before the City Council. In this case, the city’s Community Development department paid a web developer about $24,000 to build the site. It then entered two separate contracts worth about $8,000 and $3,500 for kiosk and billboard advertising.
Community Development director Darrin Smith said last week that they kept the campaign from the council until the launch to prevent plans from being prematurely leaked to the press and public. Smith did not immediately respond to a request for further comment Wednesday.
“they kept the campaign from the council until the launch to prevent plans from being prematurely leaked to the press and public.”
So under this philosophy, is Huether’s campaign for Governor going to consist of him saying “I can do what I want?”
I look forward to his fellow Democrats who decry secrecy in government calling for his resignation.