As was seen at the Lexington Town Council meeting on November 5th, Mayor Steve MacDougall is not a fan of opinions other than those over which he has control or with which he agrees. That needs to be changed.
At the 5 November Lexington Town Council meeting, Mayor Steve MacDougall, strictly abiding by a agenda HE controlled, refused to allow a citizen to speak. Mrs. Elizabeth Monts Rauch, an icon in the Town and County of Lexington, wanted to address a conflict about the Town and it’s attempt to acquire family property via eminent domain. Mrs. Rauch gave Lake and Main her statement. It appears below.
(UPDATE: In a comment, Ms. Rauch states: “I was up before the gavel fell and was adjourned. I was told that I was on the agenda but that was false too. Citizens have always had the right to speak. Must be a new ruling against Roberts Rules if Order.”)
Since this article is about transparency, it is right and proper for me to make the reader aware that Lexington Town Councilman Ron Williams is a friend and a neighbor.
When Lexington Councilman Ron Williams told me he was thinking of running for Mayor, I was surprised and confused . It isn’t like him to do something just for the heck of it and I can’t see him do it for ego or self promotion. Continue reading “Ron Williams For Mayor”
A controversy surrounding downtown development and the fate of a 149-year-old Masonic Lodge in Lexington has bubbled to the surface of what has become a heated race for mayor. Continue reading “Could a 149-year-old Mason lodge become a parking lot? Lexington dispute boils over”
The two most popular public servants in Lexington County are identifiable simply by their first names. Like Elvis, you say “Katrina” and everyone knows you’re talking about South Carolina State Senator Katrina Shealy. In the Town of Lexington, and even beyond its borders, we all know the name “Hazel.” Continue reading “Hazel”
Over two months ago, Lake and Main posted a simple message on our Facebook page. It read:
It didn’t stop. So here we are. Continue reading “Quack, Quack”
Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall has finally responded (sort of) to the Masonic/Eminent Domain/Hotel controversy that’s swirling around him. In a recent Facebook post, the Mayor wrote a long and tortured version of events as he wants voters to believe. Continue reading “Call The Council Members!”