Five Marks of a Great Mayor for City of Cincinnati

Cincinnatians, over the course of our great city’s existence, we have had sixty-nine mayors. Each passing of the baton of leadership, from one mayor to the next one, has given us moments of tremendous significance for the citizens of Cincinnati. Five moments have been especially impactful and noteworthy. These are what we can name theContinue reading “Five Marks of a Great Mayor for City of Cincinnati”

Why I Favor the Charter Amendment

At a recent City Council meeting, a debate stewed at Plum Street regarding the proposed affordable housing charter amendment. Incredibly early the next day, I received an email from Council Member David Mann in which he asked me to sign a statement in opposition. It stated, ‘As candidates for the office of Mayor of Cincinnati,Continue reading “Why I Favor the Charter Amendment”

In Search of Culture Leaders for Cincinnati Politics

Recently, in an opinion piece titled, The Trouble with Cincinnati Politics, I outlined seven problems. In this post, I invite you to consider seven best practices targeted at addressing the problems. The collective practices emerge from corresponding first letters from the words ‘culture’ and ‘leaders’ to outline adaptable systemic changes for our local politics. HereContinue reading “In Search of Culture Leaders for Cincinnati Politics”

The Trouble with Cincinnati Politics

Local politics in Cincinnati is in very rough waters. Our city was named after a highly respected Roman statesman, Cincinnatus, in the hope that it would be a shiny city – the Queen city – the crown jewel of the Midwest. Unfortunately, as we cross into the 21st year of the 21st century, our cityContinue reading “The Trouble with Cincinnati Politics”

Battle for the Character of our City

Intro by Mrs. Danyetta Najoli On a cold wintry day with a mix of rain and snow, Dr. Herman Najoli embraces the legendary Roman farmer, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, as he launches a new campaign. This location, on the grounds of Sawyer Point at Yeatman’s Cove in Downtown Cincinnati, with the Central Business District to theContinue reading “Battle for the Character of our City”

Ten Trade-offs Worth Making in Greater Cincinnati Politics

Can Cincinnati become a shiny city? My family and friends pondered this question over our Thanksgiving meal while watching football. We did this under the backdrop of recent scandals that have rocked our political landscape and made our city a national embarrassment. After reflecting on the ideas that were shared, I have concluded that GreaterContinue reading “Ten Trade-offs Worth Making in Greater Cincinnati Politics”

Intelligence Matters

Be assured that I will 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧 you well. Yesterday I shared my personality. Today I want to touch on my intelligence. Intelligence is a complex concept as there are different schools of thought on it. I will restrict myself to a less controversial aspect that I studied for my doctoral research – wisdom. There areContinue reading “Intelligence Matters”

Personality Matters

Here’s why I will 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧 you well – personality and intelligence. Today I outline my personality and tomorrow, will touch on my intelligence. Here are some leadership traits personality assessments taken over the past ten years. As your Commissioner I will use these traits as a lever to harness and engage remarkable minds that willContinue reading “Personality Matters”

Voters Should Rebuke the Parties for that Awful 2008 Backroom Deal

Voters never forget. In 2008 the Hamilton County Democratic and Republican parties took away our right to vote for a commissioner. In an awful backroom deal, we saw a political game where the duopoly robbed us. This year we rebuke them. This election we say NO MORE to political games and backroom business deals. Rewrite the playbook and vote in the non-party candidate. Vote Najoli for Commissioner. …Read more by clicking on the link above.

Protecting Democracy in Hamilton County: All Candidates Should be Included in All the Debates

Friends, we have come to that time of the campaign season where everyone is talking about debates, so I want to state my campaign’s position very clearly. All organizations in Hamilton County should always be doing everything they can to protect the great American experiment of democracy. All leaders and all citizens should always be working diligently to allow for full participation by their fellow leaders and citizens in all electoral processes.… Read more by clicking the title above.