The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 5, 2014

Letter: The big picture

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Attracting new jobs and skilled workers is a delicate art, and I believe Enid is on its way to making a masterpiece. Its rebranding campaign is well done with multiple agencies coming together to promote the city behind one unified brand.

I also believe that the city has done well with building the Enid Event Center as a way to bring in revenue and up the attraction of the city.

As the one-year anniversary of the rejection of the proposed $50 million parks plan by the overwhelmingly majority of the people of Enid approaches, I think we should think about what this means. Quality of life is very important to those seeking a career and wanting to settle down in a community.

I do agree with many of you that some of Enid’s roads are in bad shape and some roads need to be expanded to cut down on traffic congestion, but the city is in a process of revamping its image.

When Enid ups the quality of life, that will attract more business and workers with families that want to raise their kids in a great place to live.

With more businesses and revenue, the city would be able to meet see these infrastructure needs more easily in the future.

Next time there is a vote on a similar issue such as this, try and think about the big picture and not just the here and now.

Taylor Johnson