Jeffrey at Daytonology suggested a flow chart of the “Get Midwest” campaign created by the Dayton Development Coalition for the “Dayton Region.” It was a good suggestion, because when looking at the relationships, I also did some digging. I probably should have made it even more interactive, with links on each Trustee that had given to Mike Turner to their FEC donation report.
19 of the current 34 Trustees had given to Mike Turner’s campaign. Bev Shillito, who used to be on the Board of Trustees also gave, and is the co-owner of Real Art, the firm Turner Effect hired to do a lot of the work.
Finding the Montgomery County resolution granting $250,000 a year for 2006, 07, 08 for “economic development” would have been almost impossible without some help. Thanks to those who guided me in the right direction. The resolutions are PDF’s containing scans (see Mar 14)- unreadable by the web, or blind people. This should be changed immediately to comply with ADA requirements, and to make the searches work.
The contract was granted to “Development Projects Inc.” to “differentiate” the dollars from a gift to the “Dayton Development Coalition”- which is just one more smoking gun in this massacre of ethics in the area.
It’s funny how the County gives $750,000 to a private organization, stocked with Turner donors, who then hire Turners wifes firm on a no-bid contract, who then hires another board members company- to do a campaign that is universally panned- at a cost so far, of exactly $750,000. As a professional in the same field as Mrs. Turner, I can say with authority that $750,000 is 3x what it should have been.