Montgomery County Ohio

Final sales tax public hearing today 1:30 pm

For the second time in a week, the Dayton Day-Old News selectively quoted me at the first sales tax hearing. All they managed to get out of my presentation was that the sales tax was regressive, hurting those with the smallest incomes the most. What they left out was the majority of my speech- where Read More

Deadline to contest tax valuations is Tue 31 March, 2015

If you think your tax bill is wonky- you have a few days left to file objection. So many people have problems with this year’s appraisals, the county decided to run ads and hold instructional sessions on how to file. I have to file because my two identical cottages are listed as different sizes- and Read More

Purchasing directors as prosecutors?

Thank you to the readers who have thanked me for writing the last post, questioning why the newspaper goes hard at minor contract problems, but ignores the widespread graft, nepotism and cronyism by high-level officials in the county. In today’s Dayton Daily news it was reported that Brian Higgins and GSSP resigned the county contract. Read More

The real costs of our local government

Regular readers will know this subject is nothing new- we’ve got too many chiefs for a shrinking number of Indians. Not only that, but the Indians aren’t getting enough work since paying for all those chiefs costs business a bit more than it does in other states. But, it’s not just a matter of too Read More

24 different communities, 24 different governments

Reading the Dayton Daily News article about financial standing of local communities, it reminded me of our number one failing in local government- we don’t have local government, we have an entire league of governments. On the Montgomery County site they list 24: * Brookville * Butler Township * Centerville * Clay Township * Clayton Read More

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