Dayton’s flawed petition process

Petitions, Initiatives, Recalls and total disregard for voters

Curve ball out of Dayton City Hall last week when Mayor Whaley and her crew decided to toss a bone on the ballot to “check the voters pulse” on decriminalizing pot in Dayton. Not bricks of pot, nope- only the people who pay off the state officials will get to profiteer from medical pot, but, Read More

The candidates are coming out of the woodwork for Dayton City Commission

While everyone knows we’re about to have a battle of the God Squad, with Daryl vs Darryl (Ward vs Fairchild) there are others running petitions right now. Now, of course, there is always the barrier of the Montgomery County Board of (S)Elections which has an uncanny ability to disqualify candidates for all kinds of reasons. Read More

When the Emperor has no clothes: More DPS stupidity bordering on criminality

A refresher on Dutch folk tales: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Danish: Kejserens nye Klæder) is a short tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Read More

Board of Elections takes care of its own

Once you turn in petitions the rule is you are finished. No statement of your petitions’ validity is given until the actual board meets to certify. I’ve pointed out many times the agenda doesn’t provide any information – just a repeating worthless document- an outline of the structure of the meeting. When I turned in Read More

Dayton City Charter Changes 2014- issues 13, 14, 15, 16

Finding the summary put out by the city of these charter changes is pretty easy- although it’s not in HTML format- just a PDF: http://cityofdayton.org/cco/Documents/November2014CharterSummary.pdf The summary makes it all seem nice and easy. The current Dayton Charter is here: http://www.daytonohio.gov/cco/Documents/DaytonCityCharter.pdf but not accessible to me at this time (luckily I already had a copy Read More

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