What began as a simple fact-finding effort into the pros and cons of cityhood has resulted in a collaborative document almost 40 pages in length that is available for anyone to read and download.
The project was initiated by Drew Valley residents Tom Damon, Sara Root and Anand Thaker. Byron Williamson from BrookhavenYES and Jodi Cobb from NoCityBrookhaven - both of whom also reside in Drew Valley - represented their respective organizations in the project.
Interested Drew Valley residents were allowed to submit three questions for the questionaire. The organizers compiled the questions and then sent them to Williamson and Cobb, who had three weeks to answer them.
Damon, Root and Thaker compiled the answers and then sent the document, complete with the answers, back to Williamson and Cobb for reviews and revisions. Those revisions have been included in the final document.
"We were inspired in organizing the project because we were on a fact finding mission ourselves," Thaker wrote on the Drew Valley cityhood fact project website. "We also recognized there were others with great questions and people who could provide good answers to them here in Drew Valley."