Sustained Outrage

Charleston City Council‘s 27 members (if you count Mayor Danny Jones) gather Monday, June 15, for their bimonthly meeting.

Lots of items on the agenda. One bill coming out of the Urban Renewal Committee would allow bed and breakfast establishments in single-family residential neighborhoods, like the Proposed Carriage Trail Bed & Breakfast on Bridge Roadproposed Carriage Trail Bed & Breakfast on Bridge Road (pictured). In fact, the bill was introduced specifically for this project, although it applies to all B&Bs in R-2 and R-4 districts.

Unfortunately (for the owners), Mark and Marta Snapp failed to obtain a conditional use permit they need from the Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, as I wrote about, so the bill is sort of moot for now. The Snapps vow to push on, however.

Just about all of the other business before council will be weighed earlier by members of the Finance Committee, and generally any debate takes place in Finance, not City Council. So you may want to show up for this 6:15 p.m. meeting.

The agenda, much like that for council, lists a couple of resolutions related to federal funding for the Kanawha Trestle Trail project among other money matters.

Should you choose to attend, be aware seating is limited. The Finance Committee meets in the AV Conference Room, third floor of City Hall near council chambers.

Council meets at 7 p.m. in the elegant council chambers at the rear of the third floor of City Hall. As usual, the meetings are open to the public but opportunities for public participation are limited.