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Website created for City of Charleston boards

The City of Charleston established a website to inform citizens about vacancies on more than 40 volunteer boards and commissions. There are currently vacancies for the Municipal Election Commission, Recreation

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Bike lane telephone vote sparks controversy

Charleston City Councilman Bill Moody raised an objection over the telephone vote by Councilman Rodney Williams that was allowed at the body’s July 19 meeting. It determined the outcome of

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Local government embracing “green” agenda

The sales tax increase referendum which will appear on the November 8 ballot reflects the “green” agenda, with $600 million slated for mass transit and more than $200 million for

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Critical votes in City of Charleston this week

The City of Charleston has three meetings this week which will impact the future look of the community. The Design Review Board meets Monday, August 15 at 5 pm at

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Bike lane approved by telephone vote

Charleston City Council recently re-affirmed a Memorandum of Agreement with the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation and Charleston County to  replace a lane of vehicular traffic with a bicycle lane

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I-526 funding In jeopardy

Charleston County Council recently passed a measure to put a 0.5% sales tax increase referendum on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election.  The tax increase is projected to generate

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Half cent sales tax referendum gets another chance

The third reading for the 0.5% sales tax increase referendum for improvement of Charleston County roads be held by County Council on August 9.  This tax will raise $2.1 billion

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West Ashley Circle – The road to nowhere

When I first heard about the proposed West Ashley Circle in 2014, it was promoted as a means to improve traffic flow along the intersection of Glenn McConnell Pkwy and

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Stop the big apartment complexes

Urban planners in Charleston County are pushing the “sustainable development” agenda, which calls for large apartment complexes combined with retail space in our suburban communities.  These “mixed-use” developments are given

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Taxpayers are tapped out

Whenever a sales tax increase is proposed, it seems like the Chamber of Commerce and related groups hire lobbyists and launch a slick advertising campaign to push for the tax

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