Rich Harwood in The Colorado Springs Gazette on his visit there

PERSPECTIVE: Facing the city's challenges
Richard C. Harwood
June 1, 2014

In Colorado Springs, like many of the communities I've visited over the past 25 years, people are tired of business as usual.

What I heard both before and after my "Reclaiming Main Street" presentation - and through community conversations conducted as part of our initiative with Pikes Peak United Way - is that there is too much finger-pointing and passing blame when issues aren't resolved.

There are too many people and organizations focused on their own good at the expense of the common good.

And when good things do happen, there is too much claiming turf and not enough sharing credit.

The question is, what can be done about it?

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