RLS is truly a wonderful place to hangout and enjoy some great fine art. Every aspect of the gallery is beautiful - especially the spirits of founders Robert & Megan. Whether you are a high end collector looking for the next masterpiece, or just looking to take a break and enjoy your latte, definitely stop in to look around. There is no prejudice or judgment here - simply love and kindness, so make sure a visit here is on your to-do list next time you are in the area.
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Rather than interfering with the housing side of the equation, elected officials should address the lack affordable wages instead. And as nofaith said earlier, there are plenty of houses in the region below the median price; they just aren't necessarily in the heart of the area. If the State/County actually invested in better transit options, people could live where they could afford it, while still easily get to/from their jobs. That said, there definitely needs to be more "affordable housing" as well, but developers can only contribute so much. The government will need to pay for most of it, which can easily be done if they stopped focusing over a billion dollars in road expansion projects (which only fatten the pockets of preferred contractors/politicians' families.) There is no one fix for this issue and it will take a combination of changes.
Great endorsement, not only because Ginny is a well qualified leader, but because she is a wonderful person with great compassion for all people. Our city will continue to improve ad grow in a positive direction with such a good-hearted, caring and strong leader like her.
Ginny Deerin is clearly the people's mayor who will work to make a positive difference - especially for F&B people. Leon is ego-driven and just trying to pad his resume as a career politician (while also repaying some political favors he owes his buddies in Columbia)...and John just wants the inside track to development projects for he and his friends.
Nice article and thanks for bringing this to light. Charleston certainly has many ways in which to improve, and creating more FREE, public events is one of the best ways to engage more families. Right now, Charleston is desired for two things: history and fancy food/bars - neither of which target children/teens. I totally agree that more people are in downtown Greenville just to hang out, but having the natural beauty of Falls Park and the amphitheater area help. Aside from the Battery and Waterfront Park (neither of which are in the heart of downtown), there aren't nice places to just hang out, which is unfortunate. Second Sunday is a good start, but it will take a concerted effort from the City to provide more FREE options for all people to enjoy.
Politicians pander to the lowest common denominator so no one will actually try to stand out. The public conversations and answers are all carefully crafted to appeal to the most people because that's whats needed to win votes. Well, that, and money...and with money comes influence (and face-time). The people having private, back-room conversations with the candidates are the ones who have a lot of financial success at stake so of course they will pay to have time with the candidates and find out who will really help their cause. Leon has zero interest in helping the black community which is why he doesn't care to meet with Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile he just wants us to "trust him" because of his experience in office...although it seems lost on everyone that his time in office has gotten us into this region-wide mess to begin with.
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