The Oak Ridge City Council has held the second session to finalize their goals for the upcoming year(s).
I was delighted to note that among these goals was "the need to develop a vision or strategic plan for the city and tackle key issues from housing to crime". This is the opening that we need.
But the City Council did not stop there... Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan suggested that the "Council could consider appointing two people each to an organizing committee" of the visioning process. This very concrete step is precisely in keeping with the community visioning process described in the National Civic League's Community Visioning and Strategic Planning Handbook. This organizing committee would tailor visioning to fit Oak Ridge and our needs and will make visioning real for Oak Ridge.
Chamber PAC Questions and my responses
5 months ago