City of Dayton

Politics
6:26 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Mayor Says Dayton's Focus On The Positive Will Grow City

Mayor Gary Leitzell

On May 7th, Dayton residents will go to the polls and vote in the primary for city mayor. Independent incumbent Gary Leitzell will face two Democratic challengers, AJ Wagner and Nan Whaley. WYSO's Emily McCord  sat down with all three candidates to hear more about them and their positions and begins her series with Mayor Gary Leitzell.

An extended interview with Gary Leitzell and WYSO's Emily McCord.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:28 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Dayton Rejects Controversial Aerial Surveillance Plan UPDATED

Dayton’s plan to use aerial surveillance to address crime in the city has been shelved. City manager Tim Riordan says it will not pursue a $120 thousand contract with Persistant Surveillance Systems Inc., a company that would have provided manned aircraft to monitor crime above the city. Riordan made his remarks at Wednesday's commission meeting.

In a press release to WYSO, Tim Riordan says:

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Around the Miami Valley
1:47 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Dayton Police Chief: Aerial Surveillance For Crime, Not Spying

City of Dayton

The Dayton City Commission is considering a contract with a company that provides aerial surveillance for the city to monitor crime. It’s created controversy with civil rights groups and local citizens who say this is potential violation of privacy. Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl about the technology and its implications.

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Government
6:31 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Controversial Aerial Surveillance Plan To Be Addressed At Public Meeting

City of Dayton
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The city of Dayton is holding a public meeting Tuesday evening to address the city’s plan to use aerial surveillance. As WYSO’s Emily McCord reports, the program has is facing opposition from civil rights groups.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:05 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Dayton Tears Into Vacant Houses

City officials in Dayton are spending $875,000 to tear down 80 vacant houses and buildings.

But, the officials say, that will barely put a dent in the 7,000 abandoned structures in the city. Deputy City Manager Shelley Dickstein said the goal is to tear down 150 of them this year.

On average, it costs the city $10,000 to demolish a vacant structure.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the money comes from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The expenditure was approved by city commissioners Wednesday.
 

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