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The city enhanced some of its basic services, using funding from its income tax hike, which allowed the city to pave more than 60 lane miles of residential streets last year — the most in 40 years, she said.
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Whaley said the city has started offering high-quality preschool to every 4-year-old in the city. She said the relationship between the city and Dayton Board of Education is the strongest in her 12 years on the city commission.
But Whaley said the announcement that Good Sam is closing was “one of the toughest days I have had as mayor.” She said the closure will impact access to health care for thousands of residents, and she’s concerned about the economic consequences.
She said the opioid crisis continues to drain public safety resources and has hit this community harder than anywhere else in the nation.