Swenson Banned From City Hall

In response to the posting on social media of an editorial cartoon that referenced killing politicians, officials with the city of Yankton took the step earlier this (last) week of informing Yankton County Commissioner Gary Swenson that he is no longer welcome at Yankton City Hall.

The cartoon was posted as a comment on a post of a KYNT news story regarding the municipal budget and Mayor Nathan Johnson says one reason for the concern about the safety of members of city government is that Commissioner Swenson’s intentions are unclear.

City Manager Amy Leon says it was reported to her and other supervisors that Swenson’s action on social media made city staff uncomfortable with having him in the building.

Leon says she is going to consult with city attorney Ross Den Herder and city department heads to determine if the ban on Swenson from city hall should include other city property as well.