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.

In today’s Dayton Daily news, the war of words continues about Mayor Whaley’s quest for the spotlight and Mike Turner’s subliminal inferiority complex. It’s July 29th and I’m the only one who remembers every year that a real American hero was gunned down in his home, and that the spineless murderers are still running the […]

Just back from a contentious meeting of Historic South Park Inc. For the last year, the County Prosecutor’s office has been sending high-priced lawyers out to our meeting to answer questions. Of course, since we can’t actually get them to file a case directly, this is a ridiculous waste of resources. Tonight, the two county […]

Hi, I’d like to start dumping stinky bio-waste next door to you. I’m the guy who mistakenly demolishes landmark buildings on city contracts. I’ve donated lots of money to elect dunderheads to lead your city into the ground- which has been very good for my demolition business. I charge a lot more to tear down […]

For the last few years, we’ve opened our doors to economically challenged students for work experiences. We’ve had kids from Trotwood, CJ, and Ponitz, come in with minimal tools in their toolbox and leave with a much better set, and an understanding of what we do in the advertising, marketing, graphic design and printing business. […]

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 […]