You know – the kind of development that every riverfront city except us has been able to do. You know – the type of development that potentially could lure millions of visitors to our city. The kind of development in which restaurants and shops on the river would improve the quality of life for all who live in the CSRA and provide employment, create a tax base and, because of the large numbers of people down there enjoying themselves, would deter criminals.
But I guess fear is controlling us. What if Thurmond Dam were to break? If it did, the top of the levee would be 30 feet underwater and we’d all have riverfront property.
Here’s my message to our political leaders: Tear down that levee!