Reconstructing Dayton

Mat Heck steals your kid’s lunch money

It was bad before the pandemic hit- and has been investigated before, but, during the pandemic, while so many people have lost their jobs, hospitality businesses have been strangled, and the courts have ground to a halt, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck was out there handing out bonuses to his employees, again. Reconstructing Dayton, a Read More

Corruption- a refresher course

When unethical behavior becomes the norm, when corruption is standard operating procedure, when corrupt practices are expected instead of the exception, the rule of law becomes a joke. And a community that lives without rules- suffers. If you are looking for why every other city in the state has huge cranes building new buildings downtown, Read More

All I want for Xmas is…

Before the tornadoes, before the mass shooting in the Oregon District, before the pandemic, the FBI arrested a few folks and called it part of an investigation of a “Culture of Corruption” in Dayton. That most of the folks they indicted were Black was about par for the course. Law enforcement in this country is Read More

Reconstructing Dayton proposes changing the way Daytonian’s elect the commission

Today, Reconstructing Dayton, a 501(c)(4) non-profit has published a plan for review that will change the way the Dayton City Commission is elected. The current system generally creates commissioner for life jobs for those who manage to get elected. To do that, you either have to have the backing of the Dem party, or, run Read More

The Covid Government stress test

After the debacle of Wall Streets epic fail leading to the 2009 economic crash, the government forced the consolidation of banks with standards that included a “stress test” to make sure none of them were “too big to fail” and other nonsense. The fed’s choice to bail out the banks and the insurers who created Read More

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