big ideas for Dayton OH

Can it still be called RTA if it doesn’t transport anyone?

How many quasi governmental organizations are there in Dayton that collect tax dollars, but voters have no control over who controls those dollars? The list is long- and wrong. Accountability at the ballot box is a basic premise of democracy. A quick list: Sinclair Community College, Metroparks, Dayton Metro Library, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Read More

Time to remove the directors of the Montgomery County Board of Elections

It’s a simple public records request: Give us an agenda that actually informs the public of what you are going to discuss at your meetings. Can you imagine if the School Board or the City or County Commission sent out a clone of their agenda every week that looked like this? We’re going to meet Read More

Sportsplex is coming, better late than never

If you’ve been reading this site for a long time, you probably know that before we closed down all of our rec centers to end up with 2 old ones and one new one (Princeton and Lohrey being the old, and the Roosevelt site new one on W. Third), I advocated for a moonshot rec Read More

It’s time for Mark Owens to resign or be removed from the Montgomery County Democratic Party

Kurt Hatcher, the Executive director resigned on the eve of the 2021 election. This was his resignation letter: To my friends and fellow Democrats, Last evening, at our regularly scheduled Central Committee meeting, many of you raised legitimate questions about mailers recently sent to voters in Dayton, Your questions deserve answers. Let me be very Read More

Bulldozers don’t beat urban blight, they just create wastelands

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” is the prayer that begins almost every recovery meeting, and for good reason: change is difficult. For the past 30 years I’ve watched the city of Dayton proper Read More

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