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About Us

We are an organization dedicated to and in support of practical, common-sense solutions for Montgomery County and the Greater Dayton area. We believe Montgomery county issues are Dayton issues and vice-versa, and that issues can only be solved through close collaboration across the region.

Our solutions are non-partisan, and seek to find common ground on both sides. Any candidate who makes producing results their priority over party or political careerism is an automatic ally of Reconstructing Dayton.

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On the Issues
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Regional Cooperation

Our ultimate goal is county-wide government, reducing the number of public safety departments to one, street maintenance to one, etc. County collections of taxes will be distributed based on span of control calculations, with those with the widest spans getting the most bonus money. We believe that consolidating services county-wide will result in increased efficiency that will decrease the tax-burden on Montgomery County citizens.

the plan
On the Issues
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Fair Property Tax

The value of your property shouldn’t change based on the value of your neighbors property. The price you pay, should be the price your property is valued at. Forcing people out of their homes because of rising valuation is discriminatory. Anyone who keeps up the exterior of their home shouldn’t be penalized for improvements. Gentrification shouldn’t be a government assisted program.

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Fair Tax Abatement

Tax abatement has often been used to reward political donors and friends rather than spur economic development. We believe that tax abatement should be standardized by a specific rubric that disallows politicians from arbitrarily picking winners and losers. Tax abatement should be used to incentivize businesses to join the Dayton community, not as a kickback for political allies.

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Single Municipal Court

Franklin County has it, why can’t we? Instead of multiple clerks of courts, websites and support systems (and every headache and hassle it causes) it’s time for a single system. Read more…

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Honest & Accessible Political Contributions

The current Montgomery County Board of Elections site is not ADA compliant. There is no searchable database of donors. In order for this to be both ADA compliant, transparent, and actually useful, all data should be entered in real time in a searchable format. Read more….
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Support of Non-Traditional Candidates

Support in getting signatures, ballot initiatives and fair ballot access for all who support our causes. We’ll also help create websites, manage campaigns, and help promote those who agree to campaign finance limits.
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Eliminate Unfair Business Regulations

This isn’t the free parking pool in Monopoly, individual home rules have their limits. Limiting medical marijuana outlets is unfair to those that have medical needs. This is only one example of discriminatory and random legislation.

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Education Reform

Sure, the public schools are working in our well to do communities, but in the poorer districts, we’re failing. The State funding formula was ruled unconstitutional over 20 years ago. We’re still failing. It’s time to radically change the way we look at the conventional school year, and the many systems we have in place. 

Keep Sinclair Fair

Stop Montgomery County from shouldering the entire burden of Sinclair via property taxes for the last 52 years. Any county that has a campus should pay as well.

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