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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Street Sweeping Towing to be Enforced in Radcliffeborough

Following the success of the Harleston Village street sweeping towing enforcement, the City of Charleston is responding to requests for towing of illegally parked vehicles during street sweeping in the Radcliffeborough neighborhood. In the past, vehicle...Read on...
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Mayor’s Statement on Chief Gregory Mullen’s Retirement after a 35 Year Career in Law Enforcement

Today, June 13, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg released the following statement, in response to Police Chief Gregory Mullen's announcement that he will be retiring on August 1, 2017, after a 35 year career in law enforcement: Like all great police chi...Read on...
Posted on: June 6, 2017

City of Charleston Summer Camp to Include Reading Partners Curriculum

On June 5, the City of Charleston Recreation Department’s summer camp at the Arthur W. Christopher Community Center (AWCCC) began with a new pilot program featuring a specialized Reading Partners curriculum. During the school year, Reading Part...Read on...
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Keith Benjamin Begins as City of Charleston Director of Traffic and Transportation

Randall “Keith” Benjamin, II started work today, June 5, as the new Director of the Department of Traffic and Transportation for the City of Charleston. Mayor John Tecklenburg nominated Benjamin for the position at the April 25th City ...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2017

Input Sought on Study of Increasing Tree Canopy Coverage to Reduce Stormwater Runoff

The City of Charleston will hold a community meeting on Thursday, June 15th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to gather public input on the progress of an ongoing study evaluating the city’s utilization of urban trees in stormwater management programs. The me...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2017

Charleston Fire Department Bedbug Update for June 5, 2017

At a press conference today, June 5, Charleston Fire Department officials announced that all four fire stations recently found to contain bedbugs have been successfully treated, and verified to be free of the insects on re-inspection by a specially traine...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2017

City of Charleston Statement About Laurel Island

Today, June 5, City of Charleston director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability Jacob Lindsey released the following statement about North American Properties’ decision to withdraw its plans to create a large-scale, mixed use development...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Submit a Complaint or Compliment about a Charleston Police Officer Online

It is now possible to register a complaint or compliment about a Charleston Police Department officer online through the Professional Standards Office.What is the Professional Standards Office? It is CPD’s goal to provide highest level of qua...Read on...
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Charleston Fire Department Bedbug Update

Thursday, June 1, the Charleston Fire Department issued the following update on recent bedbug outbreaks at city fire stations:

  • In response to a report of a possible bedbug bite, Station 19 was re-inspected by a trained K9 crew yesterday afternoon...
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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Work at Intersection of Cannon and President Streets to Continue Through June

Work at the intersection of Cannon Street and President Street will continue through the end of June to allow for unforeseen utility relocation ahead of new stormwater infrastructure installation related to the Spring/Fishburne Drainage Improvement Projec...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2017

City of Charleston Commission on Women to Hold Public Listening Sessions

The City of Charleston Commission on Women will hold a series of public listening sessions to gather ideas and insights from the community to help shape the focus and goals of the commission. The upcoming listening sessions will take place at the followin...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2017

City of Charleston Seeks Input on Height District Updates

An ordinance has been given first reading by Charleston City Council to update the height district zoning for the peninsula area. The proposed changes convert most of the existing height districts, measured in feet, to districts measured by the number of ...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2017

City of Charleston to Host Final Public Listening Session About Short-Term Rentals

The City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability is hosting the final Public Listening Session for citizens to express their thoughts about short-term rentals in the City of Charleston on Thursday, May 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p....Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2017

Keep Charleston Beautiful Hosts 12th Annual Green and Lean 5K

Keep Charleston Beautiful (KCB) will host the 12th Annual Green and Lean 5K on Saturday, May 13th to benefit Friends of Keep Charleston Beautiful, whose mission is to promote the cleanliness and beautification of the City of Charleston through education, ...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2017

City Police, Parks Departments Inspect Denmark Vesey Statue; Caulking Repairs to Begin Tomorrow

Today, City of Charleston spokesman Jack O’Toole released the following statement with regard to reports of vandalism involving the statue of Denmark Vesey in Charleston’s Hampton Park: “In response to concerns about possibl...Read on...
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Plan West Ashley Community Events Scheduled May 8-13

Citizens are invited to stay connected with Plan West Ashley by attending community events at the Planning Studio May 8th through 12th and the Work-in-Progress & Feedback Session on May 13th. Planners from Dover Kohl, the planning consultant hired b...Read on...
Posted on: May 1, 2017

City of Charleston Celebrates National Small Business Week

This week, in support of U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week, Mayor John J. Tecklenburg will hold a series of meetings with local small business owners and organizations to discuss their strengths, challenges and op...Read on...