Open meetings

What is a legal meeting of the Dayton City Commission?

Since the Mayor decided to finish off the last candidates forum saying that the Commission didn’t hold illegal secret meetings, I thought I’d post the actual language from the Charter and the Sunshine Laws: Meetings of the Commission § 39… the Commissioners shall meet at such times as may be prescribed by ordinance or resolution, Read More

City of Dayton Commission fails to properly comply with ADA requirements on ordinance

There is a reason no one knew what the Amendment to Section 39 of the Charter was- and couldn’t find it. The only copy online, passed as an emergency ordinance, was filed online as a scan of a document– not readable by the blind, or Google. This is a blatant attempt to hide the legal Read More

And the truth will set you free- (just don’t record our screening meetings)

I’m faced with a dilemma. The Dayton Daily News editorial board wants to meet with the three candidates for the primary next Wednesday at 11am. I believe that deliberative meetings concerning the endorsement of candidates are as important, or maybe even more important than the deliberations of elected officials which are supposed to be held Read More

Opening doors at endorsement meetings

Ever wonder how a candidate gets endorsed? Well, I can’t tell you the whole story, because I’m only there when they ask the questions, after that, candidates leave, and the pow-wow in the wigwam begins. Puffs of white smoke for a pope and all that. Since I’m the champion of open meetings, I’m refusing to Read More