Culture of Corruption

David Lawrence vs Libby Lolli

Readers of this blog know that I supported David Lawrence for DPS superintendent, before the Rhonda Corr debacle and before the Libby Lolli chaos. Lawrence was a DPS grad, an athletic standout, a military veteran, with an entire career in the service of the Dayton community at various levels of increasing responsibility in the system Read More

The Wire: Dayton Edition

It’s been ten years since I binge watched “The Wire” television series. And like most things in Dayton, we’re about ten years behind the rest of the world as we get our own real world version unfolding in front of us. What made “The Wire” great was that it didn’t end each episode with a Read More

Who is buying your city commission?

If you think the indictments will stop with Joey Williams, RoShawn Winburn and Clayton Luckie on public corruption, you are sadly mistaken. Nothing happens with demolition contracts without multiple people signing off. A while back, we saw the city part ways with former planning director Aaron Sorrell, without much insight. Sorrell had been right dab Read More

Scale, Scope and Effect: Culture of Corruption

Watching the members of the Dayton City Commission scurry to their cars to avoid saying anything, seeing the Mayor give a late statement and hearing that the City is going to investigate themselves probably didn’t help instill public confidence at all. The shutting down of the Human Relations Council, which is also the States Minority Read More

“A culture of corruption”- but only if you’re black

Full disclosure: Joey Williams and I first met on the campaign trail when I was running for Mayor to unseat Richard Clay Dixon and he was running for school board. I consider Joey a friend. I’ve watched him get married, his kids grow up, and his career do exactly what he wanted to do. I’ve Read More