big ideas for Dayton OH

The post tornado housing crisis isn’t a new crisis. Revisiting low cost housing options in Dayton

A few months ago, a community activist put an amazing house in Dayton View up for sale- for free. You just had to have the wherewithal to rehab it and live in it. There are a bunch of really grand homes in that area- including one at Broadway and Yale that has been saved and Read More

Emergency response or real long term economic development

In the wake of the tornado epidemic, people came out in droves to provide food and water and clear the initial destruction. What’s most important now is restoring a semblance of normalcy for those who’ve been displaced from their homes, lost their vehicles, or have no workplace left to go to. When re-homing households there Read More

The Klan, The Tornadoes and the Chain of Command

The city spent $650K to make sure the KKK rally was safe. Everybody had a plan. Tornadoes rip through the city. Everybody wants to help- no one had a plan. I’ve been kinda quiet. I’m not the HMFIC. Look it up. I’ve run for office more times than anyone who’s been elected in Dayton. I’m Read More

Platforms and prison (jail)

For regular readers of this site, I’m sorry I’ve not been posting. Between writing a few legal filings for the 2nd district court of appeals case (about the illegal school closing task force meetings) and getting campaign things rolling, there hasn’t been time. The trolls on Facebook have come out to bash me on my Read More

How to fix the School State Takeover problem

Three years ago I could have told you that Dayton Public Schools was going to face State Takeover. The exact time? When the incompetent DPS board pushed David Lawrence out of the running for Superintendent. Now, the state is faced with taking over a district that’s almost twice as large as both Youngstown and Elyria Read More

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