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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley delivers the 2016 State of the City address at City Hall
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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley delivered the annual State of the City address Wednesday at City Hall.

In the 20 minute speech, the Mayor outlined the city’s progress in job growth, infrastructure improvements, and investments in revitalization projects like the Dayton Arcade, Welcome Dayton and residential housing in the downtown area.

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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and several U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials were at the Dayton Job Center Tuesday to promote the next round of open enrollment into the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

Whaley told reporters there are two big reasons the uninsured need to take advantage of the open enrollment periods.

Dayton Arcade Interior, 2013
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Dayton City Commission has voted to put money towards upkeep for the historic downtown Dayton Arcade, and an out-of-state investor is joining in.

Price Will Receive Severance Package

Sep 17, 2015

Former Dayton City Manager Warren Price will receive nearly $47,000 as part of a severance package. It was approved by the city commission during its meeting Wednesday night.

 

Dayton City Manager Out

Sep 15, 2015
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced the hire of Warren Price as Dayton's new city manager. His first day is Jan. 12.
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The city of Dayton has officially announced that City Manager Warren Price has resigned. At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Nan Whaley would only say that Price was stepping down for personal reasons, but that his resignation on Monday was unexpected.

"Our job is to accept that decision and move forward and move the organization forward, which is what we’re committed to doing,” she told reporters.

Price was hired in January for the city’s top job. He replaced former manager Tim Riordan, who resigned after leading the city for five years.

Court Rules Against Dayton Traffic Cameras

Aug 10, 2015
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Ohio’s 2nd District Court of Appeals has ruled against Dayton’s efforts to continue use of its traffic camera program.

 

City officials sued the state after lawmakers banned the cameras earlier this year. In March, the state created a law saying cities could only use the cameras to ticket drivers if a police officer was on site.

 

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The city of Dayton will continue to use its traffic cameras, but will now only make citations when an officer is present. It’s part of an ongoing face-off with the state over the use of the speed and red light cameras.

In March, the state of Ohio created a law banning the use of traffic cameras to ticket drivers, unless a police officer was on site.  

Several cities, including Dayton filed lawsuits against the state, saying the law violated "home rule" authority.

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One provision that’s likely to stay in the final version of the state budget being worked on now is a proposal to deduct state money from cities still using traffic cameras. Officials in those affected cities are frustrated by the move. 

Traffic cameras are a topic that revs up contentious debate for Republicans and Democrats.  But last year, camera opponents prevailed and this March, a law took effect requiring cities to station police officers with cameras to observe violations. Cities say those cameras are important safety tools, and they sued.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley talked to supporters and colleagues after her second state of the city speech Wednesday.
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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s second state of the city address this Wednesday morning focused on the improving economy, and the mayor’s agenda for education and city services. Whaley touted the boom in downtown housing, a drop in crime rates, and shouted out businesses and microbreweries that have opened up.

Dayton Mayor Releases City Of Learners Action Plan

Jan 27, 2015
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley's City of Learners committee officially released its action plan.
City of Dayton Website

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s City of Learners committee has released its action plan.
 

The plan was developed over a year with help from more than 70 educators and leaders.  

The City of Learners committee wants to see more kids in preschool, internships with area businesses, and new afterschool and summer programs.

Mayor Nan Whaley says Dayton Public Schools also needs to focus on recruitment and retention of quality teachers.

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