CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – City of Charleston council members passed the King Street Business Improvement District that will reshape area businesses, but have not voted to make a racial conciliation commission permanent.
The two controversial topics were brought before the council for the second time during Tuesday’s meeting, which lasted for nearly six hours. The $11 million business improvement district would pass unanimously after a lengthy discussion that saw input from Charleston locals.
However, most of the night’s conversation and discussion centered around the fate of the Human Affairs and Racial Conciliation Commission.
“It does not pass any ordinance or against what you believe,” City of Charleston Council Member Jason Sakran said about the commission. “We’re not here to pass ordinances on most recommendations. We’re here to simply create a permanent commission.”
However, some commissioners said they would…