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September 8, 2015

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2015 Charleston Mayoral Race: The Cruise Industry

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Across the country, local and state governments have adopted regulations to protect their communities from negative externalities related to the cruise ship industry. While idling in our port, cruise ships release pollutants and gluts of tourists into downtown Charleston without paying the City any compensation. We asked the candidates: What are your thoughts on the cruise industry? Ginny Deerin on the Cruise Industry William…

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2015 Charleston Mayoral Race: Transportation

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

When people come to Charleston, we want them to be amazed and inspired  at the way we have incorporated 21st century transportation into a rich historic city. To accomplish this we need to decongest our roads and use a forward-thinking mentality to prioritize multi-use transportation methods in our road network. The City of Charleston has already been studying existing roads and intersections to make them more functional while simultaneously exploring how it can promote…

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2015 Charleston Mayoral Race: Urban Growth & Development

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Between its historical significance, appealing natural environment, and booming economy, Charleston is one of the most popular places to move and travel to in the world.  In order to keep the “feel” of Charleston it is necessary to preserve the city’s cultural and natural assets. The natural assets include green spaces within the city as well as rural and wetland spaces outside of the city limits. These spaces are important to the lifestyle of…

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2015 Charleston Mayoral Race: Energy, Offshore Drilling, & Renewable Resources

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico along with regular accidents like the recent pipeline spill that closed down numerous beaches in California have motivated 17 municipalities and counties in South Carolina to pass resolutions opposing oil and gas exploration and development off the South Carolina coast. Mayor Riley has also been a vocal opponent of offshore drilling. We asked the candidates: Do you support offshore drilling? 

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2015 Charleston Mayoral Race: Climate Adaptation

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Flooding from rising sea levels has plagued Charleston for years, and is getting increasingly worse. Cities from Fort Collins to New York to Austin and–most recently–to Portland, have been commended for their forward-thinking climate adaptation, or resiliency, plans. Charleston’s location makes it very vulnerable to sea level rise and severe storms, and we need a long term plan to adapt to these threats. We asked the candidates: What is your vision for…

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