Rock Hill City Councilman Osbey Roddey said it is time for his fellow council members, himself and city management to take the reins and step up to hear residents’ concerns — regardless if those concerns can be addressed directly by city management.
Roddey claimed Thursday night that for too long, the buck is passed between city, county and state officials.
And it’s time for someone to take the lead.
Some 75 city residents turned out Thursday for one of six community meetings, where citizens get time face-to-face with elected officials and city management.
During Thursday’s meeting at the Emmett Scott Center, residents voiced concerns over derelict cars, storm water problems and potholes.
Roddey said his constituents’ concerns were well-noted.
Thursday’s meeting was one of six set up by city officials across all six of the city’s wards.
The meetings include a presentation on the city’s master plan and time for questions from residents.
Two additional meetings are scheduled for April 23 at 6 p.m. at the City Operations Center on Anderson Road. A final meeting is scheduled for May 7 at the Rock Hill-York County Airport.