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Denver UniGov! [or, why do I continue to beat a dead horse]

Dayton could be a big meaningful city once again. Very easily. Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville have all seen the light- and Denver too. In Dayton, we can’t even cooperate on a 911 consolidation. If there was ever a natural disaster- we’d still have several different dispatch centers- all having to try to communicate with each other, Read More

Throwing good money after good.

The State of Ohio offered GM $56 million dollars to keep Moraine General Assembly (the truck plant) open. Luckily, even as stupid as the GM leadership is, they turned the State down. 2,400 GM workers and thousands of others who support the plant will lose their jobs. Yes, it sucks. But, why invest in yesterday? Read More

Real creativity, comes from thinking big

Dayton, 2012: Two years into unigov, we’ve consolidated all fire, police, street maintenance, and brought all parks and recreation facilities together under 5 Rivers Metro parks banner. It’s not just Montgomery County either- it’s including Greene and Northern Warren. Population is almost doubled for the Metro region. The finishing touches are going on SportsPlex down Read More

What would the Dayton Transit Map for Optimists look like?

When gas hits $4 a gallon, or $5, this won’t seem like a stupid question at all. Long ago I thought two major lines would go a long way. The West to East line would start at Westtown and the VA and head straight down Third street to WSU and then cut over to the Read More