Reconstructing Dayton

Pivot: cut cities, not services.

The Coronavirus Crisis is going to cause havoc with municipal budgets that run off income tax. With huge swaths of newly unemployed not kicking in to the local government coffers, most cities are tightening their belts and reassessing where they allocate funds. Some early projections show cities may lose 10% to 20% of 2020 projected Read More

$39,446 says you can take photos in a library or in public

This is non-pandemic news. As civil rights laws are being trampled in the name of saving the human race, some of you may ignore this. Some may think it’s not important when people are dying from something we can’t see. And, like it or not- civil rights are something most of us don’t think about Read More

and the rest of the Williams corruption story

Today, the Dayton Daily News has a very long story which is claiming to reveal new evidence in the Joey D. Williams investigation. They state: The Dayton Daily News obtained a federal search warrant and supporting documents from the 2015 search of Williams’ Sunnyview Avenue home. Using those and other public records and interviews, our Read More

Forums on Media and Democracy that aren’t forums

I stepped up to the microphone to answer a question about what we can do to change things locally, after being mislabled as a cameraman from DATV, and before I was a few sentences in, Dr Donald Nguyen screams out and interrupts me with “What’s your question.” This is not how a public forum discusses Read More

Why the Montgomery Democratic Party is a joke

Mark Owens, Montgomery County Party Chairman and Dayton Clerk of Courts came up to me after the meeting to ask me if I gave someone the finger. I said yes, and that the little old lady has been disrespecting me for years, mostly by hissing when I spoke, but tonight, as I started to speak Read More

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