Open Meeting laws

Huber Heights is another nexus of corruption

There are a few very specific things a public body can go into executive session for, and one of the most important is to discuss legal matters and strategy. The Huber Heights City Council last night just fired a shot across the bow by passing a first reading to spend 6 figures to pick a Read More

Dayton needs new leadership yesterday

I just watched the video of a stabbing of a student with a pencil. The room was totally out of control. Next I hear, the school is telling students if they take their cell phones out to record things like this- or share the video, they will be expelled. Because, of course, the First Amendment Read More

Why is Tim Kambitsch above the law?

You didn’t elect Tim Kambitsch, but you did give him close to $200M of your hard-earned tax dollars to build new libraries. He has a kangaroo court of a board overseeing him, that thinks he does no wrong. Members include the wife of the head of the “Dayton Business Committee” and other insiders. For all Read More

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

Forums on Media and Democracy that aren’t forums

I stepped up to the microphone to answer a question about what we can do to change things locally, after being mislabled as a cameraman from DATV, and before I was a few sentences in, Dr Donald Nguyen screams out and interrupts me with “What’s your question.” This is not how a public forum discusses Read More

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