Shelly Dickstein

DPS school closing task force- first meeting

This time, there were chairs for an audience. Didn’t stop Channel 7 and the paper for claiming they were the ones who stopped the first meeting (by leaving the room). All the TV stations were there. Noticeably absent was Dr. Robert Walker, board member. But DPS was there in force- Dr. Lolli, Dr. Burton, Treasurer Read More

Give thanks that Dayton is broke- or they’d waste more tax dollars

The business of running a city is simple- provide infrastructure and shared community services to the citizens of the city. However, Dayton likes to believe that they are investment bankers. From today’s Dayton Daily News: “We want to support companies that are growing. We want to support winners,” City Manager Tim Riordan said. The Dayton Read More

A rudderless ship: recruiting the next City Manager

Dayton City Manager Rashad Young has a new job. via Rashad Young hired by Greensboro. It’s official. Rashad Young is off to Greensboro NC to be a city manager of a city that is smaller than Dayton, because they draw bigger circles on a map. I’ve often laughed at our definition of Downtown for the Read More

Wayne and Wyoming: Limboland

The ongoing saga of the corner of Wayne and Wyoming added a new chapter last Thursday night as Shelly Dickstein of the City of Dayton Department of Economic development made a presentation at Ruskin school. About 100 people filled the room, the news crews were there, and as almost always- there was Pizza Factory pizza. Read More