big ideas for Dayton OH

Texas gets public comments right

I love my readers, especially Jay Madewell, who slipped this link to me. It seems, someone in Texas realized that silencing the public at meetings when you are supposedly doing their business- is WRONG. Dayton used to allow people to speak before votes on city manager recommendations, and again at public comments, and again if Read More

Esrati Proposes Free Public Transit

Candidate for Dayton City Commission David Esrati is proposing fare free public transit in Montgomery County via the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority. Esrati believes that free public transit will do more to lift people out of poverty than tax breaks for developers or other “job creation” efforts by government. It will also help to Read More

What Dayton Public Schools don’t want you to know

The buildings are in turmoil. Libby Lolli’s last minute deck chair re-arrangement experiment is failing. Bad. Shuffling most of the building leadership has caused schools that were previously running moderately well- are now in chaos. Most significantly is Thurgood Marshall High School, where Sharon Goins used to run a pretty tight ship. Teachers assaulted, arrested, Read More

What’s Dayton smoking? And a real health care cost reduction answer

What do you do when you are facing indictment and going to be hauled off in shackles? Take a play out of the Trump playbook and keep the public talking about everything except the fact that you’ve been robbing them blind for years with pay-to-play schemes and increasing taxes while decreasing services. That’s the only Read More

Equal Opportunity Economic Development

This is a primary goal for my first year as a Dayton City Commissioner. It is a framework of an idea. Your input is welcome in the comments (On the blog- not on Facebook please). You want to open a bar in Dayton. You go and buy an old building that needs a total renovation, Read More

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