April 10, 2013
Warren T. Grover, Department of Business. Davenport University, Lettinga Campus.
The case of the Sikh Temple has erupted many concerns both for the Sikh temple supporters and the neighboring citizens. The families who live in Evergreen, San Jose love their neighborhood. This same serenity attracted a man named Bob Singh Dhillon, when he first saw it he was determined he found the ideal site for his congregation’s Sikh temple. As talk of building a beautiful, but large temple in a rural community begins it stirs up many concerns. This temple ahs plans to be 94,000 square feet, a façade of over 316 feet long, and in some places the temple will rise over 60 feet tall. These concerns of this potential temple are as follows: with an estimated 45,000 Sikhs in the bay area, an incline in tourism will result in high traffic concerns and problems and it will degrade the tranquility of the neighborhood lifestyle. Also, the neighborhood doesn’t believe it is suitable for a facility of that size. On the other side the Sikhs are raising a fight for prejudice, a nearby city had the same thing happen to them and the Sikhish people thought they were an “undesirable neighbor”. As a member of the City Council, I will conduct a situation analysis, also known as SWOT to review and conclude this debate. A situation analysis is, an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in an organization’s internal environment and the opportunities and threats in its external environment (Situational Analysis, 2013). I will identify what the strengths and weaknesses this temple will have if being built versus not being built, and if it does get passed to being built, I will look at, and weigh in the opportunities and threats this temple could produce. While looking over the case from both the neighbors and the Sikhs, some key facts in favor of the neighbors are; the high increase in tourism...
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