Tuesday, September 8, 2015 News

2015 Charleston Mayoral Race: Climate Adaptation

The mayoral candidates lay out what they would do to protect Charleston from flooding and rising sea levels.

by Andy Hollis

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 climate adaptation in Charleston? 

Do you support using “green infrastructure”?


Ginny Deerin

William Dudley Gregorie

Toby Smith

John Tecklenburg

Maurice Washington

For more information about the candidates:

Ginny Deerin– www.ginnydeerin.com
John Tecklenburg–www.tecklenburgformayor.com
Leon Stavrinakis– www.leonformayor.com
Maurice Washington– www.washington4mayor.com
Toby Smith– www.tobysmith.us
William Dudley Gregorie– www.gregorieformayor.com


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