Reconstructing Dayton

Our lame Board of Elections/Selections

We have new honchos at the Board of (S)Elections in Montgomery county, but, even though this sounds like a very important office, in charge of voting- and who gets on the ballot, you had no say in hiring them- you can’t fire them, and they get paid a lot of money, to hire friends and Read More

Mat Heck and his mobster mentality

It’s not just poor people and minorities who suffer under the vulgar actions of Mat Heck, its everyone in Montgomery County. Because of the way the system works, he’s basically king of the fiefdom, deciding what cases go to court and which ones don’t. Which ones they’ll fight hard and which ones they won’t. We Read More

Reconstructing Dayton unearths county corruption in the prosecutors office

Following an anonymous tip to this site, Reconstructing Dayton, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, has revealed that the Montgomery County’s Prosecutor’s Office diverted “surplus funds” into extremely large employee bonuses, which cost the office/taxpayers over $1 million. This comes at a time when the county has enacted austerity measures because of the pandemic and property values are Read More

All I want for Xmas is…

Before the tornadoes, before the mass shooting in the Oregon District, before the pandemic, the FBI arrested a few folks and called it part of an investigation of a “Culture of Corruption” in Dayton. That most of the folks they indicted were Black was about par for the course. Law enforcement in this country is Read More

Reconstructing Dayton proposes changing the way Daytonian’s elect the commission

Today, Reconstructing Dayton, a 501(c)(4) non-profit has published a plan for review that will change the way the Dayton City Commission is elected. The current system generally creates commissioner for life jobs for those who manage to get elected. To do that, you either have to have the backing of the Dem party, or, run Read More

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