• changing taxes so that large entities that own a lot of property pay into the tax base.
• more equity across parts of the city.
• more media focus on local issues and a new model of funding media as a public trust.
Your Voice Ohio is a collaboration of media organizations across Ohio engaging with the public to create solutions driven journalism. This round of community conversations is intended to start conversations about community needs ahead of the November elections.
“That way as we as questions (of candidates), those questions come from what we know about you,” said Doug Oplinger, project manager for Your Voice Ohio.
Matt Ouren, 22 of Miamisburg, recently moved to the area and said he was impressed by how much people care about the future of the community here.
“It’s really exciting,” he said. “I learned a lot about the community and challenges people face.”
There are several more opportunities this week to participate in a local forum. The remaining free events are:
Kettering: Tuesday October 1, Kettering-Moraine Public Library, 6-8 p.m.
Trotwood: Wednesday, October 2, Trotwood Community & Cultural Arts Center, 6-8 p.m.
Dayton: Thursday October 3, White House Event Center (ground floor of the Jefferson Place Apartment building, 101 E. 2nd St.), 6-8 p.m.
Lebanon: Sunday, October 6, Countryside YMCA, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Springboro: Monday, October 7, YMCA of Greater Dayton – Coffman Family Branch, 6-8 p.m.
Visit YourVoiceOhio.org for more information.