Dayton’s flawed petition process

Dayton Charter review committee: second report

I went to what was to be the last official meeting of the Dayton Charter Review Committee. Former Mayor Richard Clay Dixon was nice enough to recognize me and allow me to participate- at least for a little bit, until the FOP rep decided to be a jerk. Interestingly- the committee is only working on Read More

The Dayton Charter review committee

Not that anyone cares, but the Dayton City Commission appointed a charter review committee to clean up the City Charter. which is an old and tired document. I’ve been calling for changes to the recall and charter change requirements for years. Of course, I wasn’t invited to work on the committee. Here is who the Read More

In Dayton, it’s impossible to recall the mayor or commission

Mayor Gary Leitzell brought this up to the commission after I pointed out the problem with the commission. They did nothing. I also suggested changing the petition forms- since we seem to have so many failed applications. They did nothing. Finally- today (after the election fiasco- where nobody voted) they point it out: Dayton would Read More

Leitzell calls for opinion on Pace case and charter changes at Commission meeting

I reported last week that the Mayor was asking for discussion about the William Pace case against the Board of Elections and the City of Dayton in the State Supreme Court about his legal right to run as a write in: Leitzell calls for charter change discussion on petitions During today’s commission meeting he brings Read More

Leitzell calls for charter change discussion on petitions

Mayor Gary Leitzell in an internal email to the City Manager and the City Commission calls for the city to no longer waste money trying to keep candidates off the ballot: I have read through the material submitted in the case that William Pace has filed against the Board of Elections. In that case he Read More

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