People can provide comments on the proposed bridge through May 17, a two-week extension for feedback. The city considers it a "critically important" project, a spokesman said.
The goal of the meeting was to lay out the members' initial thoughts about the proposed seawall, which would be designed by the Army Corps of Engineers to help protect downtown Charleston from storm surge during future hurricanes and tropical storms.
The 13 members of the City Council voted unanimously this week to reopen their meetings to constituents who want to meet face to face, and they asked the city's staff to find several venues throughout Charleston that can hold more people than city hall.
Charleston's elected leaders voted on April 27 to move forward with the local elections in early November, even if that means candidates for six City Council seats run for office using the old voting districts that were created in 2010.
Mayor John Tecklenburg and the 12 current members of City Council held a special meeting on April 20 to learn more about the local redistricting process, which occurs once every 10 years. And they quickly recognized that the city is faced with a dilemma unlike anything it has experienced in recent memory.
In March, Charleston's City Council passed an ordinance that is intended to free up millions of dollars in public funds that can be used to bury sections of the city's power grid.
Charleston City Council voted this week to spend $250,000 to help a nonprofit group design, engineer and plan for the proposed Lowcountry Lowline park, which is expected to be built on an old railroad bed that runs along the spine of the peninsula.
That money, however, is just a down payment on what the ambitious project is expected to demand in the coming years.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Charleston County court on April 9, targets industry giants like Airbnb, Vrbo and FlipKey, as well as smaller short-term rental businesses operating out of South Carolina.
South Carolina's health agency confirmed 447 new cases of coronavirus disease on April 13 as a plateau in the virus' spread throughout the state continues.