The tourism lobby showed up in force tonight at Horry County Council.
Brittain Resort Hotel owner – Matthew Brittain, Grandstrand Business Alliance Head – Steve Chapman, Defender Resorts- Ken McKelvey, Seaside Resorts – Chris Schroff, SCDOT Commissioner Tony Cox, Myrtle Beach Chamber Board President – Matt Klugman, and former chairman Carla Shuessler were just a few of the over 20 tourism lobby crowd in attendance.
Never before have so many tax subsidized millionaires sat for hours with taxpayers while begging for an I-73 partially-resident funded hand out.
Councilman Harold Worley called Brittain, Chapman and McKelvey forward informing them to “talk to their leaders.”
Their leaders, City of Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune and City Administrator John Pedersen have been [to date] entirely unwilling to negotiate in good faith with Horry County.
Brittain Resort Hotels owner, Matthew Brittain stated, “he would take Worley’s message back to his elected leaders.”
The matter of the SCDOT contract, which was scheduled to be voided tonight, was put on hold once again, giving the city of Myrtle Beach yet another chance to negotiate fairly and honestly with the county.
GET OFF HER HIGH HORSE
County residents we spoke with (who waited out the executive session), told MyrtleBeachSC news, they thought it was time for Bethune to “get off her high horse.”
MyrtleBeachSC news spoke with Councilman Harold Worley after the meeting.
Knowing that these tourism leaders will be working the phones all day Wednesday, we asked him if they would be lobbying the Myrtle Beach Mayor or County Councilmen. “They should be talking to their mayor,” said Worley.