Friday, December 17, 2010

The Fine Art of Hiding

Every year when it is time to approve the budget, Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse starts acting a little strange.  Last year, he had some form of temporary amnesia and forgot to post the budget meetings on the community calendar. Heaven forbid the commoner show up and ask questions or something.

This year, according to eyewitnesses, Mayor Sprouse and a local attorney engaged in an entertaining verbal sparring session at the most recent city council meeting.  I was anxious to see it on the city's website, but after full five days, it still isn't there.  I wonder if it was a 'tape malfunction' like the last time a city council meeting got heated and made Perry Webb look bad.

The Jones Television Station was contacted to find out if there was a camera malfunction or other reason for the delay.  Jones TV stated that their tapings are directly linked and immediately available on the city's website.



  1. The meeting is now online. Thank you Attorney Hirsch for speaking out. The mayor looked surprised when questioned about why he didn't even bother to present Ken's proposal for improving downtown Springdale to the council, but had the nerve to grant the useless chamber a big fat undeserved raise. Sprouse has officially become a member of the chamber's exclusive traveling hypocrite club.

  2. .

    Could we get a link or url to the city's site?

  3. Has Doug delivered a State of the City speech? I couldn't find anything online, except Fayetteville and Bentonville.