Ron Williams For Mayor

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”

Hotel Guest Parking ONLY

Last week, Lake and Main published an article titled A Hotel, The Town and The Masons.  It’s about the purchase of a currently vacant lot in the heart of the town by Lexington Hospitality with the intention of building a 90-100 room, Marriott-branded hotel.  The property is not large enough for both the hotel and the necessary parking to service it.  A Hotel, The Town and The Masons relates how the Town of Lexington, under the direction of Mayor Steve MacDougall, is attempting to acquire property across W. Butler Street from the land on which a hotel is being built.  That property belongs to Lexington Masonic Lodge #152 and includes their two-story lodge building.  To obtain that property, the Town of Lexington has considered “condemning” it by evoking eminent domain and build either a parking lot or garage. Continue reading “Hotel Guest Parking ONLY”

PAC Demands Stupid Promises

The regressive Palmetto Liberty PAC is appealing to voters (and soliciting funds) by using candidate responses to a bizarre survey.   In an email to followers, the subsidiary to out-of-state special interests tries to paint certain candidates as untrustworthy because they refused to promise not to vote for new taxes.  Although that sounds reasonable at first blush, such promises would be the sign of a candidate dedicated to poor governance. Continue reading “PAC Demands Stupid Promises”