June 3, 2021

Nathaniel Cary, Post and Courier Greenville

As Greenville argues over development rule, judge urges council to ‘get this under control’

GREENVILLE — On the same day a 13th Circuit judge questioned the constitutionality of what he called a “vague” Greenville County land development rule and urged County Council to find a suitable replacement, the council chairman formed an ad hoc committee to work on replacement options.

Chairman Willis Meadows’ plan to simply repeal the controversial Article 3.1 was dealt a blow by the council’s committee of the whole on June 1, which voted to hold the repeal proposal at the committee level instead of passing it along for a vote by the council.

Some members of the council called Meadows’ new committee a waste of time since replacement options have already been drafted and submitted. County staff is combining the proposals into one draft document for the council to consider, possibly as soon as its June 14 planning and development committee meeting.

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