We all must be willing to look at the larger picture of uniting the community and bringing together diverse individuals and groups for the betterment of the total enviornment.
Individual goals and desires must go by the wayside an replaced with what is best for the community. This is not negative or harsh but easy to do with the right frame of mind. It does not take lots of money, nor extraordinary skills. It does take vision and unity.
Egos must go. Pride and self reliance must be replaced by humility and group planning.
For success this may require those currently "in charge" to change or go. There is no other way for our future. Elected officials do not set the agenda, the electorate does; those in authority must remember that.
One project at a time with one or two people in charge, multiple projects done with the community working together. Things can be turned around immediately, it does not have to take a long time; but for change to happen change must begin.