The university and the city have a rich tradition of cooperative activity. In fact, the city and university have partnered on many projects relating to the beauty and attractiveness of our community.
For instance, while the city agreed to plant and maintain trees on the south side of Robinson Street, the university has planted and maintained the trees along the north sides of the street.
As we look to our future, I wonder if there is an opportunity for the university and city to partner in a program modeled after Tulsa’s Up With Trees Program to create an endowment for the care and maintenance of trees and green spaces in all of Norman and along Lindsey Street.
Norman is our home. We all care about it. This dialogue is about nothing more than making our community the best it can be. We all want that. No one, including the leaders of the university, should be criticized for caring about our future.
Nick Hathaway is a resident of Norman.