The Esrati five point plan for 2019

Our jail is dangerous. No one should risk death for a minor crime. Your tax dollars shouldn’t be used to help put Dayton owned businesses out of business. Rich folks shouldn’t have private police forces to protect their stuff- while not  paying for police to protect...

Regionalism via Excellence

The problem with regionalism in our region, is with a few exceptions, no local jurisdiction is setting the world on fire. I consider Kettering as the leader in providing a balanced set of amenities and services with strong schools and a solid value proposition....

Streamline Community Involvement

The Priority Board system is almost defunct. Thanks to it being based on political precincts as well as lines drawn on a map when Dayton had an extra 100,000 people, its run its course. It’s time to focus on building neighborhood associations and creating direct...

Bike Share for the future

This has already happened. The city and RTA bought the system I was championing. They haven’t implemented it correctly, or expanded it fast enough, but it’s a start. It won’t be long till we’re dealing with dockless electric scooters and...

Gigabit Internet Dayton

Instead of begging Google to give us Gigabit internet (it went to Kansas City) I will work to take our existing dark fiber optic system and give Dayton a competitive advantage for tech startups by bringing the Internet, at blazing speeds, to the public at a reasonable...

Elections, not auctions

Gary Leitzell beat an incumbent with $17K to her $120K. You wouldn’t spend $450K on a job that pays $48K a year? Well you would if you were Nan Whaley. We have to find better ways to inform voters and discuss our issues. In the past I limited my campaign to $10k...