Last night was a great night for Dayton children, families, police officers, firefighters, public works employees, neighborhoods and citizens. Dayton voters approved Issue 9, an investment in our neighborhoods, infrastructure and future.
Dayton families will now be able to send their children to an affordable, high quality pre-school. We are the first city in the Midwest to make this promise our children. It’s an investment that will prepare our future workforce and pay dividends in the years and decades ahead.
I have said that we cannot cut our way to success and thanks to Issue 9 we will instead boost services. We will be able to hire more police officers and maintain fire protection. Residential streets will be paved and every residential street will be brought into good condition in the next 8 years. Vacant lots and boulevards will be mowed at least once a month.
I want to thank Dayton voters for having the courage and the trust to invest in our future.
Now the real work begins to boost services and implement high quality pre-school. I look forward to it.