We recently heard a talk by David Ashcraft and couldn’t help thinking how much it applied to the I81 Challenge we are facing here in Syracuse. Ashcraft pointed out that when it comes to crucial conversations we must be aware that:
- Opinions Vary
- The Stakes are High
- Emotions are strong.
As the various constituencies and groups continue to debate what is the best use of the thorofare, we hope they remember to ask critical questions, such as what do we want for ourselves, for others, and for the city as a whole?
This kind of constructive dialogue must continue as the city matures into the 21st century.