Local Positions

Government

Dayton

Kettering

Education

LWVGDA supports interrelationship of school districts to broaden education opportunity, where financially acceptable and accepted by participating members. LWVGDA Units have detailed positions on schools, development of quality in schools and financing in Dayton, Miamisburg, and West Carrollton.

Human Resources

Human Services Levy of the Montgomery County: Supports efficient and economical government that requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government.

Children Services: Supports protection and care of neglected, abused or dependent child, strengthening family life and providing services for the child who cannot be returned home.

Developmental Disabilities Services: Supports Board of DDS, and community based treatment.

Indigent Ill: Supports county funds for health care for the "indigent.".

Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County: Supports the structure of a "combined health district" as an effective method of providing health services in Montgomery County

Mental Health: Supports the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS), and the services they provide; supports community-based care concept of treatment with strong emphasis on residential facilities, aftercare programming and case management.

Aging: Supports a viable system that plans for and supports the complex needs of the community's aging population with shared public and private responsibility.

Justice

Adult: Supports a Montgomery County criminal justice system that works toward fairness in dealing with individuals from the time of entering until leaving, an opportunity for public access and participation, an opportunity for the offender to participate in choices; supports community-based corrections depending on financing, staffing, screening of participants, and provisions for citizen involvement.

Juvenile Justice: Supports the philosophy expressed in Section 2151.01 of the Ohio Revised Code and its full implementation by state and local agencies. The LWVGDA also supports:

Natural Resources

(An Inter-League Position) LWVGDA endorses continued citizen action to protect, maintain and improve the Little Miami and Stillwater Rivers, their aquifer recharge areas and their ecosystems. LWVGDA also favors protection by local governments through zoning and subdivision regulations and building codes as well as other environmental legislation. LWVGDA supports seeking funds, both public and private, for this purpose.