Sign this petition to request the SCE&G request for a rate increase to be rejected: http://chn.ge/1X2EpEE
This is a nice rendering, but Jaxx is clearly correct that this has to be a two lane solution to be effective. I'd like to take for granted that our leaders have fully conceived this idea, but we deserve to have it spelled out in detail so we don't all look back on it shaking our heads... especially those most affected.
Thanks brewengineer. I understand your feelings on the issue and it seems that very well may be the case. As a startup owner myself, I see the need for diversity on the Peninsula just as the Mayor and Councilmen do, but I do not see the connection between that need for diversity and the "take it or leave it" demands that the "unnamed high-tech startups" that Chris Haire wrote about. Shouldn't this be a non-issue for other types of businesses wanting to move to the area? It doesn't seem like these are very progressive tech-start ups at least. Very interesting that they would even want to be in the downtown part of a city... I've always applauded Mayor Riley on his work in Charleston and I don't doubt his intentions but it would be nice if they offered a little bit more transparency given the controversial nature of the ordinance - ESPECIALLY when they do something so drastic as to pass a temporary banning new business licenses (despite receiving 1,500 emails in protest).
I am speechless that nobody else has commented on this - PLEASE sign the petition below, but more so let's attend the meetings and make our voice is heard so that the council will hear it in person! Many of us have jobs making it difficult but let's do our best. It upsets me that all of the videos I see on the news channels are of drinks being poured and references to unruly college kids. Let's please remember that this is a city... we are not Atlanta, Charlotte or New York and should never try to be, but lets not be so foolish as to reinvent the wheel and stifle cultural growth. Are we really ok with letting the old guard "temporarily stopping business growth"?? There are lots of excellent peninsular restaurants that probably would not have existed if this ordinance was in place 2yrs ago. The council and Mayor Riley have done and excellent job in more way than I can count, but they cannot take the sole credit for Charleston becoming the #1 City in the World without acknowledging that its been on the backs of the hard working F&B staffers... let's not stab them in the back now by making a law that will unfairly stifle growth. https://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-ril…
Sign this petition if you voted NO - Keep in mind we are not simply talking about new late night dive bars for college kids... think of The Ordinary, Indaco, The Macintosh/Cocktail Club and all of the other fine new establishments on Upper King that also sell alcohol! Do you really want this group of 12 people to say no more new restaurants in the "entertainment" areas of Downtown Charleston? https://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-ril…
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