Don’t Let the What if’s go Unanswered

‘What’ and ‘if’ are two words as simple as words can be, but put them together and they have the power to alter our thinking, at times empowering us to dream and at others shuddering us to think what could have been.  What if the ball hadn’t gone through Buckner’s legs?  What if the Wright brothers gave up on their dream to fly?  What if Steve Jobs hadn’t returned to Apple?

“What ifs” abound closer to home also:  What if the orchards remained and bore fruit forever?  What if the airport never flourished?  What if the growth in the 90’s never happened?  What if our current zoning changes?

While none of us can control every ‘what if’, collectively we can steer our future into a direction of our own choosing.  We have an opportunity right now to generate a plan to sustain and enhance our economic vitality, guide future development, create more housing and jobs, preserve our character, protect the environment, and build the foundation for a better future.

Come out to Planapalooza and help define a collective vision for Londonderry’s future.  The entire process is open to the public at all times, and I encourage you to participate as much as possible.  A schedule of events follows, and can also be found on the town website and on Facebook.

Don’t let the ‘What ifs’ go unanswered.

Leitha Reilly
Chairman, Londonderry Master Plan Steering Committee

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  1. +5 Vote -1 Vote +1Just wondering......

    What if only one person shows up. That one person speaks to creating (let’s say) public zoos. So the only thing the master plan will include as the #1 recommendation is creating public zoos ?

  2. -5 Vote -1 Vote +1Martin Srugis

    Silly argument.

  3. +5 Vote -1 Vote +1Just wondering......

    Why silly ?? Please explain to me how this does not become nothing more than “the squeaky wheel gets all the grease” process. And if not so, what is in place to avoid this.

  4. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1Martin Srugis

    The active participation of the townspeople especially the taxpayers is important. The more that come to this planning the better to get consensus on the future of Londonderry.
    Become the “squeaky” wheel. I know its hard to take time our of your week but I think everyone can set some time aside to attend hearings or planning session. Or at least review the meeting minutes which are all on line. Change doesn’t happen over night, it takes persistence and a few of your neighbors or like minded citizens. Complaining on line does not help.
    Look at our last election, only 15% bothered to come and vote.

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