As promised when elected 4 years ago, I promised an open transparent government with agendas being posted in advance. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and hopefully, you will allow me another 4 years. Please let your neighbors know about this site and ask them to sign up to receive. Jimmy Carroll
Yes, a parking plan will be happening, but not until the summer of 2016. Between finally getting state SCDOT approval for managed parking in Jan of 2015 and then running the costs involved with selling annual parking passes we found it was just cost prohibitive, so we came up with “Plan C”, the same parking restrictions, but FREE! Parking will be allowed along Palm Blvd and on the side streets between 3rd and 9th Ave between Ocean and Carolina Blvd, but everywhere else, the island will be residential only. When those parking spaces are full along with the paid lots at front beach, that’s it, no more. Now we need to get the surrounding communities and Charleston County to help post Isle of Palms Beach parking is full, so day visitors don’t have to wait for hours in traffic to come to the beach and have no where to park. It’s taken many years to get this point, but it’s done. Once we got this above letter, there was no way we could get the signage made in time for this year. This will encourage people to car pool, maybe for some to get creative and create Mass Transit programs to bring guests to the beach. With the unbridled growth across Charleston, it’s time to think outside the box and get creative. The residents of the Isle of Palms feel the beach is everyone’s, but with the tremendous increase in traffic, it has become a safety hazard. Prepare for next summer, think ahead. As always, thank you for letting me serve the residents of the Isle of Palms as one of their elected council members.