Searching for consensus, a 30-year veteran with the state Department of Commerce was unable to find common ground Saturday among the City Council on more than $50 million of capital investment projects in Greenville.
After five staff presentations, 10 rounds of facilitated discussion and 45 proposed ideas to move the city forward, the council ended its annual planning session with little to no direction for staff.
The board spent close to seven hours at odds — sometimes arguing bitterly — about the projects they wanted staff to pursue the upcoming fiscal year in a debate some members described as a forum for the city’s polarized politics.
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