The citizens of Mount Pleasant have spoken. The recent historic Nov. 3 election (and associated run-off) was a referendum on the parking garage. All incumbents who pushed the garage through were overwhelmingly defeated. What does that say? Mayor Linda Page and council members Ken Glasson, Chris O’Neal, Chris Nickels, and Thomasena Stokes-Marshall were wrong regarding the Shem Creek garage.

Considering the excessive amounts of money spent in opposition to Saving Shem Creek by those incumbents — and considering the high-level endorsements for the incumbents, (such as Arthur Ravenel, the chairman of the East Cooper Republican Party, the mayor and The Post and Courier) the election and the run-off was a complete landslide victory and mandate for the citizens who want to Save Shem Creek.

Vernon C. Owens, Jr.

Diamond Boulevard

Mount Pleasant