Open Meeting laws

Sunshine laws smackdown case continued (that’s delayed for us non-lawyers)

Judges were assigned Jan 2, 2018. The panel was to be Judges Froelich, Welbaum, Tucker. Apparently, in their reviews of the case so far, one of them determined a conflict and has recused themselves. update: “Judge Jeffrey E. Froelich has recused himself from this appeal. The case will go back into the court’s scheduling process. Read More

You’re invited! The Sunshine Laws Smackdown event. FREE! Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

The Dayton Public Schools had a committee hold an illegal secret meeting to decide what schools to close. I filed a lawsuit to hold them accountable to the Sunshine laws. It got dismissed by Judge Richard Skelton on really stupid grounds: He said I failed to prove they deliberated in a meeting I wasn’t allowed Read More

Esrati report, episode 7 How many public meetings do you need?

Welcome to the Esrati Report- this is the first post with the new blog theme. Would love to hear what you think in comments. Why am I doing live video blogs daily, instead of the old style posting you ask? Well, one, because local news is full of car crashes, fires, credit card skimmers and Read More

Dayton Public Schools takeover by the State can’t happen soon enough

Steve Jobs was purported to say “A” people hire “A” people. “B” people hire “C” people. Dayton Public Schools is an example of what happens when “F” people hire. Seriously. It doesn’t get any stupider than this: Dayton Public Schools hopes a two-year, $537,000 advertising campaign will boost the district’s enrollment and attendance numbers, Superintendent Read More

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