On behalf of the entire community, many thanks for your July 14 editorial ("Keep Waterfront Park clear and uncluttered") stating so concisely all the reasons we must never allow a day dock or any other structure to be built in front of the seawall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
You didn't mention the discussion about a 3,000-square-foot building in the vicinity of the pavilion or the present boat ramp, solely to house kayaks, boats for rowing teams, etc.
A letter to the editor on the same day addresses the problem with another presentation by our experts hired by the city of Beaufort. That's the proposed narrowing of Ribaut Road.
Add to that the proposal to plant live oak trees in the median (now turning lane) on Boundary Street, the expanded plans for the rail trail, the plans to put a heavily traveled street through the middle of the Hermitage Road residential area, and you can see that it's time for residents to start attending the meetings of all the appointed commissions and boards and make their voices heard.
As for the "civic investment" group that's eating up taxpayer money to plan all these grandiose but nonsensical projects, maybe it's time to pay them off and send them home so we can save our way of life in beautiful Beaufort.