big ideas for Dayton OH

Change may come incrementally to Dayton OJ, only with concensus- but that type of change won’t solve the problems we face. Bold ideas are what it will take- or at least open discussion of options. These are some ideas that can move Dayton forward.

The day after the second riots in the UD Ghetto, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl is in the paper complaining about the costs of responding to false alarms- even though the numbers have been declining for 6 straight years: Dayton police responded to more than 4,600 false burglar alarms last year, which police officials say […]

March 31, 2009, I wrote a post “Pave more roads or free bikes? Stimulus for the future” talking about bringing bike share to Dayton: The idea of the free bike isn’t new, and it’s not out of reach. It’s working in Paris, and it’s being rolled out in small communities across the country and a […]

I can tell you that there were only four basketball courts in Dayton that were worth playing on that belonged to the city last year- at the new rec center on the old Roosevelt site, 2 at Riverview and one at Jane Newcome. Dayton Public supplied a few more to the inventory- with Dunbar and […]

prolog: A word that people bandy about when they bring my name up is “crazy.” That is until they actually know me. Unfortunately, I’m cursed with something that isn’t valued much in Dayton- a very high IQ. It’s one of those things that I don’t care about, but what I do care about is my […]

Sticking signs on every street corner, regardless of who owns the property or if you have their permission is par for the course in political season. I call it littering. So today, I put trash cans out on key corners where the signs sprout. Here are some photos: But would someone explain the following? Last […]

A friend from Junior High School endorses me- and another from elementary school is hosting Drum Dayton on Courthouse Square this weekend. Here’s my friend Thurmond talking about me: And here is the lineup for Drum Dayton courtesy of Peter Benkendorf who grew up a few blocks from me and is a year older. TENTATIVE […]

Last night, the last donation came in. 9 days before the election, and I reached the goal of $10,000. Any donation from this point on- would go for nets, rims, backboards, tools to clean up courts and to cut off nasty old rusted hardware. If you look at my campaign finance report: David Esrati PreGeneral […]

There is no doubt that educational achievement is good for a community’s economy. Good schools are still one of the prime factors driving residential real estate values. And while Dayton public schools are oft maligned and score poorly on state report cards, we come back to the basics of computer programming: garbage in, garbage out. […]

On the same day the “iTeam” blows a mole hill into a mountain with the $3000 trash pickup, the “market vice president” Julia Wallace sent out the following request for about 22 people over 55 to hang up their careers because Cox can’t figure out how to produce a product worth paying for: October 10, […]

I believe that it’s time to make Dayton remarkable for doing things that other cities can’t pull off. The spirit of the Wright Brothers, Kettering, Deeds etc. It’s time to innovate our way to prosperity. To make Dayton the place people want to move to- instead of move away from. I see Dayton as a […]