With a new session that began Jan. 13, the opportunities for positive reforms to our system of governance, tax structure and personal freedoms should be plentiful.
And while there are some strong reforms on the table this year, it’s the weak refoms – and even some measures that would take us backward – that will likely take center stage if citizens don’t keep a watchful eye on their lawmakers.
Lancaster City Council passed first reading for the changes proposed to the current annexation rules at the Jan. 13 council meeting.
What does this mean? Let’s take an example – three years ago the city attempted to annex five new lots in the Arrowood subdivision.
The city was required to post such intensions in the local newspaper, notify 100 percent of the proposed annexed property owners, notify the surrounding property owners and to have a posted public hearing where residents could speak and let their views be heard.
Thousands of former Springs employees visited Springmaid Beach located in the boondocks of an earlier-thriving Myrtle Beach known for its Pavilion and concentration of amusement rides, which lured mostly working folks for a weekend or the entire week during plant shutdown.
Like a coin, Myrtle Beach was on one side and everyone and everything was on the other side. Gosh, it was a place to just let it all hangout and toss cares to the wind.