regionalism

All praise chairman McLin!

McLin, Mao, Stalin, Saddam- all worthy of huge murals to be posted in prominent places for the people to be reminded of their greatness. NOT. I’m not sure when this large tile mosaic went up at Dayton “International” Airport, but I find it personally objectionable on many levels. I asked on Facebook (where this got Read More

Let’s raise the cost of doing business to keep business here: idiot logic

It’s bad enough that Ohio has a system of jurisdictions set up in the 1790s that makes so many tax districts and levying organizations that all require overhead- making Ohio an expensive place to live and work. Just look at how many “Mayors” the area known to the world as Dayton  has- and then how Read More

On running for office in Dayton

I’ve learned something new every time I’ve run for office- mostly about my flaws. Mind you, it’s not been from the other candidates in the race, but from either the “Political party” faithful or the Dayton Daily News editorial board. I’ve also learned a lot about voters- the gullible folks who accept the lines of Read More

The real reason Dayton can’t regionalize.

There is a great article on Good.is about “Identity theft for Cities” that I’ve been waiting to talk about (after my last debacle post about race and regionalism. Maybe this time- we can keep the comments on subject.) If you look on a map of the globe- we’ll be lucky to see Dayton with a Read More

Splash Moraine to Five Rivers Metro Parks? How regionalism begins

Moraine is hurting. They won’t be the first or the last community to struggle thanks to the economic meltdown. The Dayton Daily News mocked me for suggesting that the City put the airport- a regional asset, on the table as an opener to discuss regionalism. Now we have Splash Moraine closing: City officials built Splash Read More

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