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County Commissioner Dan Foley and former Dayton mayor Paul Leonard outline the Dayton Together vision in a Dayton Daily News op-ed article.
This charter has been prepared for consideration by the Charter Advisory Committee at the request of Dayton Together, a non-profit corporation led by community members and current and former governmental officials.
This report details dissenting opinions on the proposed Dayton Together charter from members of the community.
This map details a possible 10-district plan with 1 at-large as identified by Dayton Together.
From the Dayton Daily News, a July 2015 article explains how city-county mergers are sometimes fraught with legal questions and opposed by voters.
From a Dayton Daily News article, County Commissioner Dan Foley explains how a city-county merger could cut down on politicians and bureaucracy.
A Dayton Daily News article details: “A group of local leaders on Thursday announced they are going to design a plan to merge the city of Dayton and Montgomery County governments and hope to present it for county-wide vote next year.”
The Dayton Daily News reports, “Dan Foley is leading the effort to develop a charter outlining how to merge the city of Dayton and the county, but his two fellow county commissioners at this point do not believe the proposed merger is a good idea.”
Change is difficult, but this a necessary conversation. Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Phil Parker explains why Dayton Together needs calm, rational debate in our region.
An overview of city-county consolidation, which includes a history that stretches back to the 1800s and some of the reasons that municipalities have chosen this approach.
“Over the 10 years since the merger, Louisville Metro has fared well in comparison to many other American cities, particularly former industrial centers”.
This statistical overview illustrates employment and poverty rates over the past 15 years in our region. The data covers both Montgomery County and Dayton and shows consistent trends we now face.
Dayton ranks near the bottom of this 200-city list, which was compiled in 2014. The chart shows how the city stacks up against other municipalities for jobs, wages, GDP, and more.
Dayton ranks #17 in this top-20 list of “Cities Americans Are Ditching.” Compiled by BloombergBusiness, the list focuses on cities that “have lost the highest share of their residents to other parts of the country.
This Montgomery County file contains information on taxes, population numbers, education, household incomes, housing details, and more. Prepared by the Office of Research.
This Dayton Daily News article examines the downward trend of Montgomery County’s population, according to numbers released by the U.S. Census.
Prepared by the RAND Corporation, this in-depth study “examines the potential economic-development effects of consolidating Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.”
Examining research from Lucas County, this Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration’s study focuses on collaboration and communication between municipalities.
The Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration released this study examining how to “improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local government operations.”