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.
It's time to change elections in Dayton.
Reconstructing Dayton is working to improve the efficiency and fairness of our local elections, and want your help. Learn more about our petition and what you can do to play a part.
We have made some changes to the website that include a bunch of new content and resources. We have also refocused our mission while remaining true to the values that originally inspired Reconstructing Dayton. Finally, we look to the future and what we hope to accomplish in the summer of 2021.
We look at the 2021 Dayton “special election” (primary). Who won, who lost, and what the future may hold.
Recently we sat down with Valerie Duncan, candidate for the Dayton City Commission, and we talked about the importance of Dayton's neighborhoods to revitalizing the city. This is the primary pillar of Duncan's campaign and she has quite a bit of experience with...
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. Read more…
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. Tax abatement should be determined by a standard rubric so politicians can’t play favorites. Most importantly, all public schools in Ohio should receive comparable funding. Our current system works great in wealthy areas and fails everyone else. Read more…
We elect politicians using primaries that no one shows up to and give the two major political parties all the power. It’s time to change the way we elect officials and ensure they represent everyone. Ranked-choice voting brings compromise, efficiency, and fairness to elections. We support election reforms that reduce partisanship and empower voters. Read more…