Image by Flickr user Michigan Municipal League (MML) Is it time everyone came to the table to work this out?
Half-editorial and half-report on the recent Review and Oversight Commission hearing of the contentious North Charleston rail plans, former port big whig and Post and Courier editor Ron Brinson is offering his take on the debate.
Mainly, Brinson calls out North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey for, as Brinson sees it, taking the rail debate too far by challenging the new container terminal's permits.
Brinson's right; it's embarrassing that something as economically good for the region as a port in Charleston is once again snarled in a clash between government agenda and public desires.
His piece is a different take on the situation than the recent one from the Charleston City Paper, but ultimately they both arrive at the same conclusion: It's time that all involved parties came to the table and try to hash this out.