Griffin best choice to tackle flooding issue in District 10

Griffin best choice to tackle flooding issue in District 10
November 04 13:52 2017 Print This Article

Lowcountry Source endorses Harry Griffin in the 3-way race for Charleston City Council District 10. The district, which includes the neighborhoods from Pierpont to MacLaura Hall on the east side of Ashley River Road and Village Green, Shadowmoss, Hickory Hill, Hickory Farms and part of Grande Oaks, is currently represented by two-term incumbent Dean Riegel. Riegel and Summer Massey are also in the race.

Griffin walked the entire perimeter of the 5000-acre Church Creek drainage basin and took pictures showing the lack of maintenance in the area, which has suffered massive flooding damage four times since 2015. Griffin has vowed to hold City Council accountable for funding the drainage solutions proposed in the Church Creek Drainage Basin Study, which is expected to be released shortly by the engineering firm Weston and Sampson. See the drainage study notes here: https://www.churchcreekbasinstudy.com

Griffin has opined that over-development has detracted from West Ashley’s unique character and doesn’t want the area to take on the look and feel of Mt. Pleasant.  Griffin grew up in Shadowmoss and currently resides there.  He wants the neighborhood to retain its suburban, family-friendly character. The polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm Tuesday, November 7.