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8:42 am on Wednesday February 27, 2013

Charleston skateboard proposal hearing set for Tuesday (Update: proposal accepted)

Image by Flickr user YLev Update, February 27: Charleston City Council has voted in favor new Downtown skateboarding regulations. Over the next six months, new skateboarding regulations (see below) will be in effect for the Downtown Charleston area...
8:19 am on Wednesday February 27, 2013

Riley waffles on armed law enforcement in schools (Update: increase approved)

Image by Flickr user Barack Obama Update, February 27: The tax hike has been approved  Charleston City Council passed an emergency tax increase on Tuesday after a public hearing and debate that took over two hours to be completed. The change, which...
10:28 am on Monday February 25, 2013

Charleston skateboard proposal hearing set for Tuesday

Charleston City Council has announced it will hold a public hearing on Tuesday regarding new proposed skatboarding regulations for the Downtown area.  News of the hearing has upset some Downtown residents, who say that the busy, narrow streets...
8:19 am on Tuesday October 25, 2011

Disposition matters in City Council District 11 race

(Charleston City Paper) The boundaries for Charleston City Council District 11 have been tweaked for this election to include much of West Ashley south of Savannah Highway as well as the northern and western edges of James Island, but the three...
6:27 am on Monday August 8, 2011

Charleston's City Council redistricting inches closer (update: DOJ approves redistricting)

Image by Flickr user ancient historyAugust 8: Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. announced that the United States Department of Justice has approved preclearance for the City of Charleston's redistricting plan that was adopted by City Council in May. Mayor...
3:54 am on Tuesday January 18, 2011

Unbalanced travel expenditures prompt City Council quibble (update: self-imposed limits)

First reporting, updates are at the bottom: After discovering that Charleston City Councilman Jimmy Gallant had spent 28% of the 12-member Council's travel budget, council members proposed on Tuesday an ordinance amendment that would require them...
3:58 am on Wednesday January 27, 2010

City Council approves redevelopment plan for Calhoun Street's East end

Charleston City Council has adopted a controversial plan to redevelop parts of the city's Cooper River waterfront to make the east end of Calhoun Street more like King and Broad streets by adding hotels and multi-story buildings.
8:00 am on Monday December 14, 2009

Share your ideas on the best way to trim Charleston's 2010 budget

Image by Flickr user suburbandollarAt last Tuesday's City Council meeting, Charleston City Councilman Aubry Alexander challenged fellow council members to find a way to cut $3.8 million from the city's budget without harming basic services like...
3:28 am on Thursday October 22, 2009

Get to know your West Ashley council candidates (updated)

First reporting: All six candidates vying for West Ashley's District 2 and District 10's seats in the Charleston City Council shared their thoughts and opinion during an open forum on Wednesday afternoon. Promises to ease heavy traffic was number...
3:28 am on Wednesday October 14, 2009

City councilman wants to boot, tow and overcharge you (updated)

Image by Flickr user quinn.anyaImage by 20091013-boot.jpg Update October 14: The Post and Courier reports that Mallard's proposed ordinance was not acted upon by the City Council yesterday, but was was deferred for further study. Hop over to the...