WDTN interview this morning: Esrati on the digital divide

Here’s the video from this morning’s interview with Dan Edwards from WDTN. This time- with me running for Dayton City Commission :-) It was on at 8:20am on CH 26. Esrati says Dayton digitally divided And, it figures, yet another…

School funding in Ohio needs to address the digital divide

If you are reading this, more than likely you have internet access. In fact, you probably take it for granted. Not so in many of the homes with doors I knock on to campaign for the Dayton City Commission. Using…

The mysteries of DPS marketing

If you pay $25K a year for “Annual stratus hosting for DPS website and other technical services as required for District Office of Strategic Communication” as the Dayton Public Schools pay Oxiem LLC, you should call me. You qualify as…

Hodge podge governance costs us all

Welcome to the Not Really United States of America. We have a state where prostitution is legal, another where booze is almost not, we have some where pot is legal for medical, some for recreational, and then communities in our…

In an age of inequity- build a bigger palace

My facebook feed is full of photos of “The Main Event” – the semi-black tie party to show off the new Main Library downtown. Tickets sold out and were $150 each. The sad thing is, this is probably the first…

Dayton Public Schools fail marketing 101

This is far from the first post on the extended failure of Dayton Public Schools to manage their marketing resource acquisition. DPS to waive 48 hour rule to hire ad agency for 4 years How bad decisions are made by…

Dayton Issue 9- making poor people poorer

You know when Hillary Clinton said she was broke- and yet had million dollar homes? That’s sort of how any smart Dayton voter would normally look at raising their taxes to pay for “city services”- which is what issue 9…

Let there be light. A video about Dayton’s misplaced priorities

First there was CityWide development- a quasi-government organization that sucked up tax dollars to fix up a house here or there. 30 years later, it’s a fricking bank, building spec buildings that it rents for sub-market rates and hurts local…