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Re: “It's time to give up the carriage tour gimmick

Wow!!! Here's you're point...I think....with change comes change. I love the horse drawn carriages! But YOU through THIS piece you wrote opened my mind and my heart allowing me to ask myself the question....if the goal is touring and nostalgia both of which I love, is there an alternative other than more cars...of course there is! So thanks for your article, I get it! Let's invite the city's leaders to consider new possiblities while honoring the past...something done pretty well here😊 One last thing...consider referring to the Red Sox as opposed to that other team....yea.....I know....Deb

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Posted by Cuttsy on September 28, 2016 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Charleston can't handle an influx of new residents

I moved my family to Charleston a little over a year ago from a city in New Hampshire with a population of around 13k and a median income of 35k a year. I was an elected official for several years and learned the value of a top notch Director of public works and a strategic planner working side by side supported by a council who trusted the highly skilled people they hired and who themselves were competent and had foresight. The city went through a ten year long rebirth leading to national recognition for historic preservation..... and then it set out on a crash and burn's almost finished self destructing despite having done many things right for a number of years. We really like Charleston....the city is pretty, there's so much to do and people are very welcoming. I moved as a career transfer in healthcare so I'm dedicated to the patients I serve. What makes me so incredibly perplexed is the complete absence of innovation. Charleston is a wonderful place but will indeed and very unfortunately experience difficult times if we don't look ahead. I say we because the most important thing I learned in public office is that a city's survival depends squarely on the people who live in it not on the backs of its elected officials. Get involved, really involved. Learn how the different boards work, attend meetings, weigh in especially on important topics having long term impact And don't get angry or dismayed if every decision doesn't go your win some and you lose some. A city's people own its survival or its demise. Stay with it. My wish for Charleston is that we keep the beauty and charm and that we help our elected officials see the urgency of responsibly addressing the need for modernized infrastructure now rather than waiting until we have no choice. My wish is that our elected officials take time to find best practices which we can copy from. I spent several years in Portland Oregon where people and the city had similar charm....we could learn some things from Portland. I say we because I chose to call Charleston my new home, therefore I promise to give it my all...again.

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Posted by Cuttsy on July 14, 2016 at 10:01 PM
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