Mail from Mayor Mike
Some Sioux Falls residents are getting mail from the mayor. The mailings are a survey from the city, asking residents how they rate city facilities, employees, services as well as asking respondents questions about themselves.
This isn’t the first time the city has conducted one of these surveys, but to my recollection, it’s the first time the survey has gone out under the mayor’s envelopes and letterhead. The attached letter is signed by Mayor Huether and City Council Chair Michelle Erpenbach, but the council did not pick any of the questions. In at least one past survey, the council did help develop a couple questions.
One person who received the survey almost threw it away, thinking it was junk mail.
The survey is legit. But with a citywide election coming up in a little over a year, this piece of mail reminds me of the “franking” privileges that incumbents in Congress use to get their names out to voters at taxpayer expense.