Customer Service stories in Dayton OHIO

311 in Dayton anyone?

At the South East Priority Board candidates’ forum on Thursday night I got asked about my position on changing the priority board system. Simply stated, I believe we need to draw our own boundaries- by neighborhood, instead of letting State lawmakers gerrymander voting precincts so that Mike Turner could win OH-3 and John Boehner could Read More

Montgomery County Health Department posts restaurant inspections

It’s nowhere as cool as the window stickers in Kentucky- with a numeric grades- but, you can now look up restaurant inspections in Montgomery County online: Makes it easier for all the amateur food critics to take a peek into the kitchens. Nice job Montgomery County!

What can we do to make Dayton government more “citizen friendly?”

I might never have stepped foot inside City Hall if the city had done a better job of establishing a relationship with me, Joe Citizen. Instead, we started off on the wrong foot when a housing inspector told me I was screwing up by putting new garage doors on my $14,500 dump (it seems I Read More

Things the city shouldn’t do.

I don’t care how tight the budget is, there are some things you don’t cut, or add charges to. Charging volunteer youth leagues for use of ball fields on a daily basis is one: Beginning this season, the city is charging all non-city leagues a flat rate of $50 per ball field, per day to Read More

A business resource center without useful resources?

Two years ago, the City of Dayton finally heard the message: it’s not that easy to do business in Dayton.  So they recently opened the Dayton Business Resource Center. From their website: The DBRC is the City’s latest initiative to support the growth and expansion of businesses in Dayton. By housing various economic development agencies Read More

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