So in the midst of secret negotiations with city officials over the redevelopment of the Sergeant Jasper site, the Beach Company gave $1 million for Colonial Lake garden improvement. So signs on all four corners let everyone know.

The problem is:

No one will be able to enjoy the new Colonial Lake for a very long time while massive Jasper demolition and construction are under way across the street.

A shame, and a sham.

Susan Lyons

Gadsden Street

Charleston