Beaufort City Council believes it is the most transparent in Beaufort's history. Being a relative newcomer, I cannot comment on that.
How many Beaufort residents know that we have a city architect?
Why the secret? Could it be that the council or city management don't want to reveal that the city architect is not a Beaufort resident -- nor even a resident of South Carolina? Could it be that they don't want to reveal that our city architect is not an architect? Or that he does not have a contract for these services -- separate from whatever he receives as a consultant from the Lawrence Group?
Craig Lewis is a nice, bright man. He is also a New Urbanist. However, what are his qualifications to be the city architect for this architecturally and historically unique place?
Never miss a local story.
Can someone help me understand why the city architect for the city of Beaufort is not a certified architect from Beaufort -- or at least a longtime resident/architect of our state?