We provide some updates on the status of our ranked-choice voting ballot initiative. If you live in the Dayton area, please consider volunteering so that we can collect the requisite signatures in time for our initiative to appear on the ballot.
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 Dayton's neighborhoods. She has worked with priority boards, neighborhood associations, and community organizations in the Dayton area for decades. This work has shaped Duncan's platform and she clearly believes that working with...
We take a look at proposed amendments to the Dayton City Charter that will appear on the ballot in May. Although we think one of them is worth voting for, the others all have major problems that should concern Dayton citizens. Make sure you know the implications of these amendments before election day.
This past week was Sunshine Week, a week the press uses to bring attention to open government and public records. Although Ohio’s Sunshine laws claim to support open government, we believe they fail to live up to this promise. We look at the state of open government locally and changes that could be made to make a truly open government.