Apparently – based on Scott Bame’s most recent post – people who live outside of East Lansing have nothing but bad things to say and negative opinions about our city, for the most part.
Sure, there are some things going on in the City of East Lansing that are not positive… and it’s very easy to point out the negative aspects of anything, especially when you’re on the outside looking in. I know that the essays published on Public Response often address and discuss such “negative” things… but there is a purpose… to cultivate awareness and communication, with the hope of making this community a better place for all of us to live. Please keep in mind that the opinions expressed by authors of essays on PR are those of the author, and not those of PR. That being said… Public Response serves as a vehicle for local citizens to voice their opinions, concerns, and ideas, and encourage transparency of our local government. It is another movement of grass roots democracy. As Jim said in his Welcome Letter in 1998 (https://publicresponse.com/?page=article&cid=379&aid=377), “Think of Public Response as an action to prevent decay.”
So now let’s take some time to focus on the positive…
What do you like about East Lansing and living here?
Please respond with some of your answers. I will compile them into one long list, and send it out to the PR mailing list within the next few days… so each of us can take some time to focus on all of the positive aspects of this city and community.
All the best,
Public Response administrator