City manager form of Government

Whaley’s full time baloney suckers committee into a pay raise

We have too many politicians in Montgomery County to start with. That’s why I’ve started Reconstructing Dayton to move toward sensible, accountable and transparent government. While our population has been stagnant for decades, we’ve allowed one new “city” after another appear- and add even more positions for political noobs. Clayton (13,000) and Riverside (25,000) are Read More

AJ Wagner for Mayor site designed by DC firm Code and Politics

Questions for A.J. Wagner- our future mayor

Last night I let the community know about A.J. Wagner’s new Wagner for Mayor website. One of my readers has already claimed the twitter account that the Washington. D,C,. developers failed to claim, despite telling the world to follow @WagnerforMayor His fundraising button to ActBlue doesn’t work yet either. And, the brilliant D.C. developer also Read More

What are your qualifications?

What exactly are the qualifications for a Dayton City Commissioner? The charter says be a resident, a voter and turn in 500 valid signatures presented by 5 registered voters, and that’s about it. Considering 11 people turned in petitions and only 5 are on the ballot- apparently, at least 50% of the people who want Read More

Dayton insults business: kangaroo courts mock local investors

How long does it take to invest in Dayton? Two years and counting if you are Nick Keyes Jr. of Key Ads. With a myriad of city, state and federal laws to maneuver through, he’s tirelessly worked to identify a worthless parcel of land left over from the US 35 routing that was created before Read More

Kangaroo Councils make the case for UniGov

If you haven’t been following the three-ring circus in Moraine and Huber Heights, I can’t blame you. There is enough political drama at the National and State levels to keep you occupied. However, it’s this kind of topsy-turvy government that doesn’t serve anyone well, especially the citizens. Here are brief excerpts from two recent Dayton Read More