E=mc2 (E Equals MC Squared), or Energy Equals Many Citizens Working Together
There’s no doubt that Oak Ridge could use a facelift. I applaud City Manager Mark Watson and our Oak Ridge City Council members for recognizing and attempting to address this need with their “Not In Our City” initiative.
I think, however, that “Not In Our City” has some problems:
- It’s a whole lot of stick and not much carrot.
- It creates an adversarial relationship between the city and its residents and potentially pits neighbor against neighbor.
- It is piecemeal in its approach and lacks an overarching vision.
How about this as an alternative? It even has a catchy slogan. In honor of Einstein, let’s call it E = mc2, or Energy Equals Many Citizens Working Together.