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June 16th, 2021
Thank you to all who contacted members of Greenville County Council directly to ask that they strengthen the Ad Hoc Committee's proposed replacement for Article 3.1 (a local land development regulation that sets out basic criteria for subdivision approval in unincorporated parts of the county).
Unfortunately, the Ad Hoc Committee's inadequate proposal advanced in a 7-5 majority vote during a contentious meeting of Greenville County Council's Committee of the Whole yesterday. Read this Post and Courier article for a complete summary of the meeting.
The next step will be a public hearing at County Council on a date to be determined. We will keep you informed as this public hearing is scheduled.
In the meantime, we must continue to encourage Council members, through phone calls and emails, to amend this ordinance at its second reading on July 20 to include much stronger measures to protect rural living in Greenville County. All members of County Council need to hear directly from as many citizens as possible.
Below are the changes Upstate Forever wants to see in the ordinance:
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)
Thank you for taking action to help stop rampant suburban-style sprawl in rural Greenville County. Please contact members of Greenville County Council today and share this with your Greenville County friends and neighbors who want to see meaningful protection in place for our remaining rural areas.
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