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Dreams of selling pot brownies out of City Hall’s building

The City of Dayton is the worst real estate speculator in the region. They also aren’t very honest about what “they” own (I say “they” because it’s the taxpayers that foot the bill). Recently there was an article about a building at 15 McDonough St. behind Garden Station that they owned and leased part of to Read More

Shamed them into action

As I just got my 5th box of basketball nets from Tuffy Brooks (thanks to Chad Snoke and Geo Pro Consultants) and went out to do some net maintenance on our parks, I finally have a success story to tell. Last month I stopped by the “Arlington Hills” park – a double court on a Read More

Time to fire the “community development” manager

Despite being bombed into the ground during WWII, Berlin today looks much like prewar Berlin. In London, despite being bombed, landmarks all don’t show the marks of war. In Dayton, someone makes a permitting mistake, a demolition contractor begins to demolish a building that wasn’t supposed to be torn down- and they let the work Read More

Why do the citizens have to pay for the city’s real estate fetish?

The City of Dayton has a bad habit, it likes to buy real estate with no public use in mind. It’s not just the two buildings in Webster Station– it’s all over the city. And it’s been going on for a long time. Duane Jack was a self-styled real estate developer who lived in South Read More

No bid to a no-name company? Dayton Airport deal suspicious

Whenever I see a no-bid deal involving any local government body, I start questioning the process. From today’s Dayton Daily News: Dayton International Airport is requesting City Commission approval to pay a company up to $36,000 over three months to recommend a new telephone system at the airport. The commission will be asked today to Read More

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