big ideas for Dayton OH

Only the little people get burned in Dayton Ohio

I’ve often said the worst thing that can happen to a property owner in Dayton is when your next door neighbors home is foreclosed on. Next thing you know, the copper wire, the copper plumbing, the furnace, the A/C, is all pulled out by scrappers and the cost to replace it it way more than Read More

Tax more or spend less? Introducing Reconstructing Dayton

I’ve mentioned Reconstructing Dayton a few times before on this site. As of this writing, it has exactly 4 posts. That will probably change now. Today, at the County meeting at 6pm to discuss the .25% sales tax increase, we’ll have a frank talk about the absurdity of all these local banana republics masquerading as Read More

Bad math for public housing in West Dayton

In the “you should have to pass a math test to be elected” file, we can add this pie in the sky malarkey plan by Greater Dayton Premier Management for building low income housing in West Dayton: A $96 million proposal to transform public housing in West Dayton calls for demolishing Hilltop Homes, shrinking and Read More

Outlaw capriciousness

The first time I heard the word capricious was in college. It was from my political science professor, Jim Jacobs at Wright State, in a conversation about the enforcement of historic zoning laws in Dayton. I felt I was being unfairly singled out for improving my $14,500 house, while a house in the Oregon District, Read More

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