Who gives them the right to make people leave that part of the sidewalk, anyway? Isn't that public property?
If you live on Folly, vote. If you don't live on Folly, get your friends who do, to vote. Looks like all you need is a utility bill or bank statement showing your address. You need to be registered 30 days before election day.
I too want a compromise. Maybe just a ban on big summer weekends and holidays. But we all know it doesn't stop drinking. It just makes people hide it better and drink more hard liquor. So let's find a compromise that works. And let's vote to show people that we care.
FYI I am anti-ban, and not thrilled at council lately, but I have to clarify a bit:
Council today can already do whatever it wants, including a permanent ban. They haven't though, probably because most of them promised us at election time that any permanent ban would be due to a referendum. Instead, they were (are) putting it on the ballot as a nonbinding referendum. Based on the results of that, council could still do whatever it wants. It's nonbinding. It's just council asking our opinion.
This new petition, started by some pro-ban residents, is for a binding referendum. The petition forces council to either enact it (which they've already shown us they won't, as I said above), or put it on the ballot as a *binding* referendum. With a binding referendum it is out of council's hands - they must do what the voters say. It's no longer about asking our opinion - it becomes law immediately. So what the mayor is saying is that it doesn't make much sense to have a nonbinding referendum, if there will also be a binding referendum on the same ballot in November.
Either way we vote. So get your Folly friends to make sure their license says Folly Beach. Get them to register. And get them to the ballot box.
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