'Grand new vision' best for common good

newsroom@islandpacket.comApril 12, 2014 

I want to express my agreement with the sentiments of Howell Beach and others who strongly desire to safeguard Beaufort's waterfront open space.

The idea that this space could "become the equivalent of what Marion Square is to Charleston" seems to me the perfect long-term solution to saving it as "an active, landscaped open space for public use and enjoyment."

I am reminded again of the changes, many irreversible, that a few people in power can make that affect so many people. I urge City Council members to consider dropping plans to rezone the downtown marina parking area into "core commercial," and use their power for the common good. From the grassroots campaign statement, support a "Grand New Vision -- a Civic Green."

Cynthia J. Cook


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