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Big wins last night at Greenville County Council

July 21st, 2021
By Lisa Hallo

I am very excited to share some great news regarding last night's Greenville County Council meeting:

  • First, the Historic & Natural Resources Trust was funded at $2M over the next two years! This will allow Greenville County to leverage other state and federal dollars to help meet demands for increased access to outdoor recreation, greenspace equity, and quality of life as Greenville grows.
  • Second, in a 7-5 vote, Council reinstated staff recommendations to replace Article 3.1, strengthening the ordinance previously weakened by an ad hoc council committee. The ordinance -- which will advance to 3rd reading on August 17th and replace 3.1 if adopted -- calls for new rural conservation subdivision design standards, continued protection for rare species, and stronger traffic management requirements for new residential development.

THANK YOU to each and every one of you who helped support advocacy on these important issues in any way -- contacting Council, attending last night's meeting (or previous meetings), holding signs to show support, etc.

We encourage you to THANK Council today (contact info below) for supporting funding for the Trust and reinstating county staff's recommendations for replacing 3.1. (To send a group email to members, click here.)

Also, mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 17th, when the Article 3.1 replacement will be voted on at final reading. We will need to fill council chambers again to ensure the gains from last night are not lost!

Finally, below is media coverage on these two very important issues from the Post & Courier Greenville and Greenville News:

How do I contact my Council member? 

You can find county council member contact information here and below. Don't know who represents you? Enter your address here to find out.

To send a group email to members, click here.

Joe Dill (District 17)

Michael Barnes (District 18)

Willis Meadows (District 19)

Steve Shaw (District 20)

Chris Harrison (District 21)

Stan Tzouvelekas (District 22)

Xanthene Norris (District 23)

Liz Seman (District 24)

Ennis Fant (District 25)

Lynn Ballard (District 26)

Butch Kirven (District 27)

Dan Tripp (District 28)

If you'd like to receive updates and action alerts such as this one directly in your inbox, join our Greenville County Land Planning & Policy Issues email list at

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