Every so often, a group of boy scouts or cub scouts attends a Sioux Falls City Council meeting.
Last night, it was a group of young cub scouts, and they got extra special attention from Mayor Mike Huether during the meeting. It was a short meeting, with few agenda items.
And Huether made certain the cub scouts understood exactly what was going on, explaining to them the purpose of a vote to bring an item to a second reading (which includes a public hearing). Or asking a city official to further explain an agenda item, so that the cub scouts would understand.
Or telling the cub scouts to pay special attention to an item that seeks to add a permit process for remote-controlled planes in city parks. He also explained that if the cub scouts want to speak to this item, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. is the time to do it, because that’s when councilors will vote.