I only gave them 4 stars because they took their delicious pad thai off the lunch menu.
It was wonderful.
I didn't forget the poll funded by 526 advocates. I'm a little skeptical of 526 advocate funded polls even if it was the DOT that commissioned it. I would be more open to the idea if much of it was funded by Kiawah and Seabrooke and the developers who will plan and profit from 526. They also have done a terrible job at maintaining existing roads and have created inadequate developer oriented transportation policy here and want to turn Johns Island into James Island with promises of low density that will be broken. Enjoy your strip malls and convenience stores.
Anyone who thinks building the 526 extension will make traffic better is clueless. This city has ignored transportation infrastructure for decades, and will continue to suffer traffic woes for decades to come because past planning for growth was done by developers with the cooperation of the "visionary mayor."
Maybe people in Kiawah want to get to where they want to go quickly, but they made the the choice to live on a remote overbuilt barrier island. They should not expect the rest of us to subsidize them by building their express road. If they want to improve the existing roads they are welcome to contribute, instead of using their political clout to shake down the taxpayers of Charleston County.
Graham campaigning in New Hampshire.... as per Bloomberg
“Strom Thurmond held my seat before I did,” says Graham to his snowy-haired audience. “He had four children. Had the first when he was 68. "
Actually Strom Thurmond has five know children and he fathered the first at age 23. Does Graham not consider the biracial daughter that Strom fathered a child?
I know he lives in a bubble but it seems he would be aware of that fact.
At the end of the day there are only two parties that matter the Beach Company and the mayor.
The mayor has a long history of letting the Beach Company and other developers, and businesses have their way regardless of the impact on citizens. These people going to meetings might as well complain to their pets, it will have as much impact.
Charleston likes to make plans pretending to ease traffic, control sprawl, and quality of life, but all that is thrown out the door when the Beach Company wants something.
Mt Pleasant is still dealing with the inadequate parking by the Beach Company's Coleman Blvd project.
I see a committee being appointed to study the issue make its findings, and then the mayor will do whatever he and the Beach Company wanted to do in first place.
If the "distraction" of a panhandler simply standing on a corner with a sign impairs your driving you probably don't need to be driving in the first place, in any any city. I hope Mr. Green can keep his own concentration despite distractions that worry him so.
Panhandlers may not be to Mr. Green's liking, and may not present the best "image" of Charleston, but they deserve as much freedom of speech and movement as the rest of us, despite being offensive and unsightly to Mr. Green.
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