FirstEnergy Corp. Community Involvement : Community Involvement--Driving around today, watching the power go down and the lights go out all over the metropolitan region, I began to wonder how we can even begin to think about having a complement of forward-thinking, productive, cutting-edge, tech companies coming in here, when all our wires are still above ground?
Can we ask artistic types, design professionals, to live here and prosper, when the streetscape and the landscape are criss-crossed by visual clutter and dissonance, and thereby rendered abhorrent to finely attuned, yet delicate, artistic sensibilities?
Do we actually deserve what we think we should have, as we speculate about how we'd like to rebuild our ideal new community? Have we required our utility companies to be the most excellent community partners they can possibly be?
If they were truly "honored to be a part of this vital partnership" and secured the wires underground, it might save us a lot of trees' being trimmed unnecessarily, and deformed, as well.