I would like to say three cheers to Tom Carroll for his comments in today’s Mercury.
Tom hit the nail on the head folks. The petty squabbling has GOT TO STOP. If Pottstown expects to get grants and aid from state and federal agencies there must be a common vision that is supported by the majority of leaders in this community. Until that time comes, we ain’t gettin’ squat! Nobody is going to throw money at a community that can’t agree on anything and constantly fights among itself.
The cartoon was also SPOT ON today. If Pottstown can’t embrace change and think outside the box, investors will go elsewhere. More border development. If we can’t work and play well with others, nobody is going to bother with Pottstown. Unfortunately, Pottstown has a reputation as being difficult to deal with and not business friendly. If I have heard that, you bet prospective investors have heard that as well.
I am not pointing fingers at anyone or any group. I am simply saying things need to change before we can move forward. I think that is obvious.
Many thanks to my friends at SavePottstown! and Pottstown’s Blog for their kindness and support! Look what has been accomplished by working together, supporting each other and speaking with a unified voice and having a unified vision. It is awesome beyond words.
This is only the beginning. I know my friends at SavePottstown!, Pottstown’s Blog and others in the local media are deeply committed to moving our community forward and making it all it can be. Groups like Code Blue and Citizens For Pottstown’s Revitalization are crucial to keeping the public focused on the tasks at hand.
We are at a fork in the road right now. All things are aligning that will give Pottstown a choice in which direction to head. We can keep the good old boy network, things like they have always been, don’t like change, the same people running the show etc… or we can boldly move forward and propel Pottstown to its rightful place in our region and Pennsylvania.
Change is scary and it is not easy. People will resist, some people will lose their power while others will gain power. If we truly care about our fair city, we need to leave our personal feelings and agendas behind and do what is best for Pottstown.
It is time to move forward and stop living in the past.
Power to the Pottstown people!