Open Meeting laws

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is in the basement of the County Administration Building. Basements are notorious as places where it’s damp, dark and mold grows. Slimey mold. So, despite the claims that the BOE always meets now at 11 a.m. (when they claimed I misrepresented the time of the proper William Pace denial […]

Last week I made an identical request for public records from the county and the city. In Montgomery County you send your request to the Auditor’s office, run by Karl Keith, the elected Democrat who is also Vice-Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. They have a very informative page with all the info you […]

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: […]

Apparently, I did something wrong when I recorded my conversation with Montgomery County Board of Elections director Steve Harsman- because now, I’m getting punished. No matter who I call to talk to, the call gets routed to Harsman. There seems to be a directive against speaking to me. I wasn’t recording the call on Wednesday […]

I’m still not sure why government is in the “economic development” business- instead of working on perfecting the “business of government.” But our new governor, John Kasich, apparently thinks that turning our tax dollars over to a private entity to “invest” is a good idea. I think it’s illegal. Tax dollars are for public welfare […]

Hopefully, this won’t be my first and last appearance in Wired Magazine (and maybe next time they’ll even put my name in)- but, I was honored to be mentioned in my favorite magazine, Sept. 2010 issue., page 54: My town council has banned me from attending its meetings because I criticized one of its members […]

It’s nice when the Mayor sends you a note to tell you that the Commission Clerk is now doing their job- by posting a 161 page PDF to support the commission meeting this week. You can look for the minutes for Feb 17th- at this link: Meeting Agendas & Minutes via Meeting Agendas & Minutes. […]

Anyone can find out everything about your divorce or your prostitution arrest- but, finding out who bought which politician is a lot harder. Coincidence?  Watch and tell us what you think. It’s short. So enjoy.

I’m not promising anything, but this morning, Greg Hunter and I sat down (I’m on the right) and had a chat about the issues of the day in Dayton. We’re going to try to do these daily. We’ll see how we do. A lot depends on views. Today we talked about the retroactive raise given […]

The rule is, it takes three votes to pass a resolution. It also, is supposed to take three votes to make a decision to settle a lawsuit, purchase real estate or all those other things the Dayton City Commission has purview over. Apparently- that’s all horse hockey. I did a FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) […]