The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) and four co-sponsors will be holding town halls across much of the state to engage the public on the possible sale of Santee Cooper, the state’s financially-troubled agency that provides electricity to much of the state. The first town hall will be Tuesday, April 2, form 5-6PM at the Charleston Count Library, 68 Calhoun Street.
“We’re taking this controversial issue about the future of Santee Cooper to the people,” said Frank Knapp Jr., President/CEO of the SCSBCC. His organization is advocating for the sale of the utility to the private sector in order to eliminate up to $9 billion of the agency’s debt and to close its coal plants in favor of renewable and less-carbon polluting generation. “The public will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the option of selling Santee Cooper, which is the focus of legislation making its way through the General Assembly.”
Joining the SCSBCC in sponsoring the town halls are the SC Coastal Conservation League, The Horry Independent, Palmetto Promise Institute and Lexington County Chronicle. The town halls are open to the public and are free.
April 2, 5-6PM
Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 843-805-6930
April 8, 5-6PM
Chapin Library, 400 14th Ave N., Myrtle Beach, SC 843-918-1275
April 15, 5-6:30 PM
Orangeburg County Library, 510 Louis St., Orangeburg, SC 803-531-4636
April 23, 5-6PM
York County Library, 138 East Black St., Rock Hill, SC 803-981-5858
April 29, 5-6:30PM
Sumter County Library, 111 N Harvin St. Sumter, SC 803-773-7273
May 1, 5:30-7PM
Lexington County Library, 5440 Augusta Rd., Lexington, SC 803-785-2600
*The Town Halls are not library sponsored events.