Thursday, March 27, 2014
For many months the controversial Pawleys median project has been promoted by County officials and protested by local citizens and business people.
Through it all we have wondered what the outcome would be if there was a referendum putting the project to a vote.
Once and for all we would see if the protestors were a small but vocal minority, or if they represented the majority of area residents.
That referendum wonít happen, but the upcoming council election offers a choice that promises to tell us what the majority of residents think about the median project.
Staunch median supporter, and Pawleys Council representative Bob Anderson, is now facing an opponent who has been publicly opposed to the median project. In fact, his new opponent, Steve Goggans is a key figure in the ďDonít Strip the NeckĒ group heading the anti-median charge.
For his part Bob Anderson seems unconcerned. While many say they are unconcerned with what others may think about their opinions, in reality, most care more than they wish to admit to some degree or another. Not Bob. Councilman Anderson seems genuinely unconcerned .
Too bad that sometimes that seems to include his constituents.
In the case of the median, Bobís unwavering support for the SCDOT project is a striking contrast to Goggans determined opposition.
Whoever wins, it seems it is too late to stop the median project, at least the first phase. But this election still offers the best chance for voters to show their support or opposition for the median.
It just got interesting.