July 3, 2018
TO THE EDITOR:
I could not believe what I was reading in the Wednesday, June 27, News-Times. Our “esteemed” powers that be had a hissy fit over 13 parking spaces. Do these commissioners realize how stupid and children they sounded?
Those parking spaces are for people who don’t have driveways and most of them are elderly.
Yes, I know, the streets belong to everybody, but 13 parking spaces? Come on!
I forget which one suggested that the restricted parking spaces could be used when residents aren’t home. Are they supposed to call the town hall and say, “Hey, I’m going to Walmart so my parking space will be available for three hours,” or “I’m going to be out of town for three days so my parking space will be available for three days.”
It’s ridiculous the way the commissioners go to great lengths to kiss the …… of every rich “come here” who crosses the county line.
I will give credit where credit is due. There is only one commissioner that has ever tried to do anything to benefit the locals, what few there are of us left, and that is Charles McDonald. I, for one, thank him for what he tries to do to benefit those of us who were born and raised in Beaufort.
I am no fool. It was in the works years ago to make Beaufort a retirement community for the rich and richer. And that is exactly what we have.
And this is for Mayor Rhett Newton. The “locals” got a big belly laugh at his comments in the Beaufort Beaufort newsletter. He wants to attract young professionals and families to Beaufort. LOL! Attract them to what?
There are no jobs here and there is no low income housing, but there are high utility bills, and the streets are like riding on a washboard.
Beaufort has been going to generate “new jobs” for years. Where are they? If you have a child who was graduated in June, if that child does not go to college, where are they going to work to make a decent wage to allow them to live here? It ain’t gonna be McDonalds or Burger King.
One last thing. I know where all the commissioners live. Next letter will have their addresses so tourists can park in front of their homes.