Dayton Government

Yes, they run Dayton- sometimes well, but most of the time- it’s a spectator sport. Entertaining, stupid, visionless, marred by cronyism, it’s always fun to watch and comment from the sidelines.

My parents and I received a postcard in the mail today asking us “On May 6, voter FOR ISSUE 6 and RENEW DAYTON.” My father, a senior, who is relatively astute, said that he read it- and has no clue what Issue 6 is. Dayton is a Great City. Let’s Keep It That Way! For […]

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 […]

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 […]

Well it didn’t take long for our Princess Mayor to learn that not everyone is enamored with her royal highness. After her “State of the City Address” the comments on Facebook were less than kind- about her hair, makeup, clothes. This is nothing new- Rhine McLin was constantly mocked as Mayor McHat- and for her […]

On Valentine’s day in 2007 I wrote a post that said: we do a lousy job of clearing the streets in Dayton and there should be no excuse. via The economic impact of snow days. Of course there was more in that post, including the question of why every truck in the city wasn’t turned […]

The almighty Mayor Nan and company believe that Dayton isn’t good enough for them to hold a retreat, instead, wasting our tax money and time- they scheduled a retreat tonight and tomorrow in Sharonville. I suggest they reconsider this- and am seeking counsel to file an injunction. From the Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual- page 88: […]

The people who live in Dayton don’t have much money. The people who work in Dayton, who were taxed without a say in the matter do have money, but many of them are skedaddling to tax-free havens of the townships and places without an income tax. The craziest part of this new order is the […]

The post election campaign finance reports were due Friday. The Dayton Daily weighed in claiming this the most expensive race ever, if you add in the in-kind donations the Whaley campaign took in: Whaley raised $364,969 and spent $411,656, according to reports filed beginning in January 2013. She spent more than she took in because […]

Interesting- Bill DeBlasio from NYC isn’t going… but Nan is. The question to be answered is are taxpayers paying- or is it her campaign treasure trove? More than two dozen newly-elected American mayors are gathering at Harvard University next week for a three-day leadership conference. The seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors, […]

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 […]