March 2009

Pave more roads or free bikes? Stimulus for the future

While everyone seems excited about getting Federal Stimulus dollars, spending them on existing infrastructure doesn’t really stimulate much for very long. Real change means changing the infrastructure to make Dayton a more desirable place to live. The idea of the free bike isn’t new, and it’s not out of reach. It’s working in Paris, and Read More

The final detonation of the Dayton Bombers

It was going to happen, in fact, just like the implosion of AIG, the only thing that would have saved the Dayton Bombers was a government stimulus check in the way of a new arena- and that would have had to have happened a few years ago. Today, the Dayton Daily News reports that the Read More

From Vacant to Vibrant- only if you squint real hard.

I spent the morning at another community group-think fest. 200 people there- including a boat load of city staff. I tweeted the whole she-bang to keep others informed (reverse chronological order- read from bottom up): Closing with mayor McLin brief speech. Future events thru September. They want to use electronic comms.(bout time)about 2 hours ago Read More

It’s all in how the Dayton Daily writes a headline

Have to hand it to the pessimists at the Dayton Daily News, all news is bad news— if it can be. The headline for this story is a prime example: Downtown Dayton restaurant closes, will relocate on Salem Ave. | Taste: Dayton food and restaurants Mary Ann’s Southern Kitchen and Catering has closed its downtown Read More

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