Dayton Public Service Issues

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 […]

Last Monday night I had a candidates’ night over on Burkhardt. I noticed the church had a rim out back without a net- and that there were courts just up the street that I hadn’t put nets on. Unfortunately, my ladder wasn’t in the car (my mom had been grocery shopping) so I went back […]

Now we have the Dayton City Commission about to shift the cost of lighting the streets to the property owners in Dayton because it has been so busy giving away the store that there’s no money left for basic services: The City Commission will vote next Wednesday on a streetlight assessment that will affect just […]

Today I saw a police car on U.S. 35 running a speed trap. This is called a “revenue enhancement strategy” by some police officers, bringing dollars into the government’s pockets from fines. The problem is, if you challenge the ticket and go to court, paying the police officer to come in to court, plus the […]

Sure, Ohio State makes a mint selling “officially sanctioned” merchandise. Terrelle Pryor jerseys made the school a lot of money before he tried to cash in on his fame and brought the machine down to its knees. Now, we’re going to try to solve our pre-K-12 funding problems by allowing schools to sell merchandise instead […]

I’m not going to tell you how to vote. That would be pompous and very Dayton Daily News like (although rumor had it- they don’t endorse anymore- I don’t know since iOS5 came out- their iPad app has been broken- so I can’t see the editorials). But, because I tend to tell all when it […]

Here’s a money-saving idea- forget the test, forget the academy- here are 40 trained police cadets available now: Cleveland may have spent six months and more than $700,000 to prep 40 new police cadets, only to have them end up patrolling streets in the suburbs or out of state.The city, squeezed for cash, laid off […]

The Dayton City Commission spent $95K yesterday to “study reuse” of buildings downtown- while at the same time, the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief are both still trying to hire new officers. Somehow city hall has things confused- they seem to think that people will invest in Dayton when the government refuses to […]

Before we go into any discussion about the hiring processes in place in the City of Dayton- one must ask how  a problem can last this long, with no resolution in sight. This has been an issue for twenty years (I had a position on the “consent decree” in my first literature when I ran […]

Since we get politicians for life, with no chance of recall or petitioning for the sake of changing our charter, we are also doomed to have stupid police officers in the name of integrating our security forces. It’s also causing Dayton Ohio to become the laughing stock of the country. From the Dayton Daily: The […]