Metroparks Levy

Vote No on 6- Metroparks, a 28.5% increase in taxes

What the folks at “Five Rivers MetroParks Levy Committee” aren’t telling you is this isn’t a renewal, it’s an increase. They like to play games and say “Our investment is $1.48 more monthly (per $100,000 property)” which is how us advertising professionals are trained to hoodwink you into buying something you can’t afford. Let’s be Read More

Is Dayton broke? Or not?

The point of belt tightening seems to be lost on the former City Manager and the City Commission. When you are facing a $20 million hole, you don’t give pay raises- of any sort, pre-negotiated or not. It’s called living within your means- it’s called doing the right thing, it’s called avoiding layoffs later. The Read More

Why is the Downtown Dayton Partnership making contributions?

I understand that the Library and the Metroparks levies  (issue 40 and 4 respectively) are essential to our community and give them 110% support. However, I’m wondering how the Downtown Dayton Partnership, which is itself tax supported (through a Special Improvement District (SID) Tax) can be giving tax dollars to another tax-collecting authority. Looking over Read More