Dayton City Commission

Campaign finance reports due tomorrow

In the new American political handycapping system of fundraising, tomorrow is scorecard day. On my campaign finance reports, you won’t see any unions, any political lobbyists, any Washington types, or political party donations. I’m not on any “List” of donors, and the biggest donation is $500. You will see some folks from out of town. Read More

One of these Dayton City Commission candidates is not like the others…

Remember those tests where you were asked to identify the one thing that was not like the others? Well, the Dayton Daily news voters guide makes it abundantly clear that one candidate isn’t like the others. You can slice them and dice them anyway you want, but, in this case, my answers are so different Read More

Anything to keep the incumbents in office

I knew I was cutting it close by deciding to run after my mother died. But, a bunch of people volunteered to circulate petitions and help me out. For many, it was an eye opener. It’s not as easy as you think to get people to properly fill out a Dayton City Commission petition- especially Read More

Esrati enters Dayton City Commission race

I can walk out my door and see leaves in the gutters, catching yesterdays rains, and freezing today. This is how you end up with streets that are falling apart. Last week, I had to tip the block of ice out of my trash can. It was there because our waste collectors don’t think it’s Read More

Petitions, Initiatives, Recalls and total disregard for voters

Curve ball out of Dayton City Hall last week when Mayor Whaley and her crew decided to toss a bone on the ballot to “check the voters pulse” on decriminalizing pot in Dayton. Not bricks of pot, nope- only the people who pay off the state officials will get to profiteer from medical pot, but, Read More

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