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The big roundup? Corruption in every corner?

Same disclosure as before: Full disclosure: Joey Williams and I first met on the campaign trail when I was running for Mayor to unseat Richard Clay Dixon and he was running for school board. I consider Joey a friend. I’ve watched him get married, his kids grow up, and his career do exactly what he Read More

FBI and DOJ fail us again: “Operation Demolished Integrity” indictments

Today, in what will probably be his last press conference as the US District Attorney, Ben Glassman laid an egg. Six months after telling the people of Dayton that we had a “Culture of Corruption” he once again failed to name any major players or fully spell out the extent of the corruption. Taking yet Read More

The Wire: Dayton Edition

It’s been ten years since I binge watched “The Wire” television series. And like most things in Dayton, we’re about ten years behind the rest of the world as we get our own real world version unfolding in front of us. What made “The Wire” great was that it didn’t end each episode with a Read More

The death of a good idea

Full disclosure: my firm, The Next Wave, has worked with James Kent over the last 10 years, both with Kent Development and then with the Architectural Reuse Company. They are a South Park neighborhood-based business. The idea was noble. The company was green, compassionate, and the service was needed. There is no lack of work. Read More

When Dayton stops being a reverse Robin Hood- then we can talk about tax increases

Yesterday, the question of corporate welfare was the subject of the Dayton Daily News- with Mayor Gary Leitzel seemingly being the only one to realize that the handouts are nothing more than handouts. Since 2008, the city has given $400,000 in public funds to help law firms and nonprofits already downtown relocate — sometimes across Read More

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