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Community leaders seek input from public about post pandemic issues

Libby-Jane Charleston

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The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments has announced it will be opening a special survey to understand the challenges people and business have been facing during the pandemic, as well as the recovery.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments will open the survey Monday and will be open until Aug. 20.

The BCDCOG says their new survey is part of a program call One Region. They claim One Region is “the most comprehensive coalition of business, government, academic, nonprofit, and community leaders in the region’s history.”

The group says their focus is built on the shared desire to make the region stronger and more resilient when facing major disruptions such as the global pandemic, and addressing long-standing challenges related to inequality.

The survey will give the public a chance to give their opinions about what they want to see come out of a new recovery and resiliency plan. Some of the ideas already proposed focus on affordable housing, broadband access and a number of other topics.

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Some of the ideas already proposed focus on affordable housing@Charleston City Council

Regional leaders say this the latest in a series of regional plans that date back to the closing of the naval base, and that the public responses will be a key factor in shaping the final plan.

“The hope is that this plan will be both actionable and measurable, so yes, in that we are looking to the community to help rank what these priorities should be and drive what it is that needs to show up in the roadmap,” One Region Committee Chair Kendra Stewart said.

Anyone wishing to take part in the survey can click here.

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