Montgomery County Commission

Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission vs. a reality check

When I first arrived in Dayton in 1983, fresh out of the Army on TDRL (Temporary Disabled Retirement List) I had to touch base with several local organizations to take care of benefits and other issues related to my military status. Back then- I went to the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission- and wasted my Read More

Leitzell takes out petitions to run for County Commission as an independent

Outgoing Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell picked up petitions to run for Montgomery County Commission yesterday. The independent candidate faces the daunting task of collecting at least 1,800+ valid signatures of registered voters to be placed on the ballot. Since this is a partisan race, major party candidates only have to file 50 signatures of party Read More

“A” people hire “A” people, “B” people hire “C” people: why taxpayers pay for national searches

The Montgomery County Commission is planning to hire a national search firm to help them find a new county administrator to replace Deb Feldman. They should send her the search bill, considering she’s been in charge for almost ten years and doesn’t have several people ready for the commission to choose from. Better yet, it Read More

Montgomery County Ohio documents posted in violation of ADA

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about a public record being posted out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, I wrote about it in 2008 when I found the Dayton City Commission out of compliance. They’ve since cleaned up their act. Placing this document online- without complying with ADA requirements- and thus Read More

The 2000 OH-3 map showing gerrymandering across 4 counties

Montgomery County Commissioners on OH-3: sanity check

When the 3rd Congressional district was last gerrymandered as it was passed from Tony Hall to Mike Turner by the powers that be, it went from a compact, reasonable district that roughly matched Montgomery County boundaries to a sprawling mess that looks like a monkey with an etch-a-sketch tried to draw something and it was Read More

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