I applaud Mayor Linda Page and Mount Pleasant Town Council for developing an idea to manage growth. Town leaders studied the problem, listened to residents for two years and have now presented a framework that the public and the Planning Commission can review and react to. That sounds like a healthy process.
I doubt that everyone, including some council members, will agree with everything being proposed.
But we will all have a chance to be heard, and the plan’s merits will be debated and its details will probably be tweaked.
So, instead of aimless conversation, there are some actual concepts to discuss. This is a step forward.