John Pedersen & city sued for ‘Public smear campaign’

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David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

The former Ibiza Club and Natalie’s Bar & Grill have joined in the seemingly unending legal fights against the city of Myrtle Beach over the Superblock, downtown overlay, Karon Mitchell/MBACC, county schools et al. This week’s suit was filed against the city, the Myrtle Beach Downtown Development Corp., David Sebok and John Pedersen (personally).

It is the second lawsuit filed just this week alone in Horry County against Myrtle Beach over superblock properties.

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The suit claims police intimation and scare tactics were used against the two businesses. The suit also claims the city used city resources to create a “public smear campaign” against the businesses.

As WMBfnews reported: According to the suit, the city’s harassment became weekly, almost daily, to hinder the completion of the two businesses. Those efforts included rejecting certain improvements and then rejecting the alternative solutions; limiting the leasehold space “without any rational justification or legitimate purpose;” and requiring unnecessary HVAC units that were exorbitantly priced.

City Manager John Pedersen continues to pile up a mountain of lawsuits city resident taxpayers are forced to financially pay for.

Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pedersen

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