What’s next?

A good number of suggestions for considerations have been put forward. All of them have merit. some more than others. I asking a marketing Professor friend of mine to call me and I am going to ask about an research project to determine actually why people have moved as well as why people who have recently moved to the area did not locate in Tupelo. Guesses and I think won’t due if we really want answers. Secondly we can have a separate committee to deal with the schools. The city has no authority in this area and we are better off keeping the schools out of politics. If we have questions we need to address them to the 5 member Board of Trustees. For those that are interested the Board meets August 9th, at 12 PM at the Hancock Learning Center. I encourage to attend. But please no accusations unless you can back it up with facts.That is why a housing survey is so important. There are a number of suggestions on this site. Please review them and decide which three or four that you think are the most important and something we can do something about. I would like to have another meeting of those interested in continuing. I assume if you are reaading this you are interested in participating. Thursday I will be in Starkville at a program addressing the thinngs that can be done to reduce or eliminate poverty. I think God would like to know how to eliminate it, I know I would.I think this is part of the problems we now face. And yes some of it is racist. But poverty does reside in substandard housing and eliminating the housing only moves the poor to another part of town. Check back to see where the meeting will be held. I hope to use the meeting hall at All Saints Church, possibly Thursday evening. When we have the meeting we need to concentrate on the plan put fwd by the CDF, what we don’t like and what we propose in place of it or new ideas to replace spending our tax money. Our problems did not occure overnight or in the past year and they won’t be solved in a year or two by spending 15 mil. Put your thinking caps on. Thanks for all the support. Now the hard work begins and only you as individuals together can bring about the necessary changes to make Tupelo that shining city on the hill. jim

Dansette