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Campaign's goal is to keep current library location

Letter to the SC Sentinel, 3/31/2022


The letter (Sentinel, March, 27) stating that Our Downtown, Our Future’s ballot initiative is “dishonest” in claiming to “save” the farmers market is dishonest in its assertion! How odd is that?


If passed, the measure (available to read at ourdowntownourfuture.org) will “recognize as a policy priority that the cityowned parcel … known as Lot 4 is the preferred long-term location of the Downtown Farmers Market as well as other fairs and public events, with other ground-level uses incompatible with this priority strongly discouraged.” We want to support the farmers market where it already succeeds. And yes, we do want to “save” Lot 4’s Heritage trees.


Someone who misleads should not be trusted to reveal our campaign’s “real goal.” We favor a 21st-century library at its present Civic Center location, creating far more affordable housing than promised on Lot 4, and developing permanent facilities for the farmers market on Lot 4.


— John Hall, Co-chair of Our Downtown, Our Future

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