From our Mayor – Billy K

Beaufort loses Jack Keener, an icon to all who knew him

0 / November 21, 2012 8:01 am

By Billy Keyserling While riding in the Veterans Day Parade last week, my colleagues and I somehow got on the subject of acorns falling from trees. When a question arose that we could not answer, we thought about Jack Keener […]

Election over: Moving forward

0 / November 15, 2012 8:45 am

By Billy Keyserling With the election finally behind us and the TV commercials off the air, hopefully our worlds will settle down to normalcy and the National Congress and the administration will get to work on long overdue conversations and […]

Fighting crime is everyone’s challenge

0 / September 27, 2012 2:55 am

By Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling While being mayor is a fun, exciting and rewarding opportunity, there are times that are not fun. One of those is dealing with unacceptable behavior, specifically threats to public safety in our neighborhoods and on […]

Boundary Street Redevelopment Project: Answering your questions

0 / September 20, 2012 9:02 am

By Mayor Billy Keyserling On Thursday, July 12, the City of Beaufort and Beaufort County held a public information session related to the proposed and upcoming improvements to the Boundary Street Redevelopment District. The purpose of the public information session […]

Clarifying the city’s position: What is the status on Boundary Street redevelopment and Ribaut Road plans?

0 / September 13, 2012 8:57 am

By Mayor Billy Keyserling Over the past several weeks, there has been a loud rumble about suggestions that Beaufort City Council will reduce the number of lanes on Boundary Street and along Ribaut Road. One of the missions of planners, […]

Remembering Leroy Gibbs Sr.: A community ‘rock’ whose life provides inspiration for us all

0 / September 6, 2012 3:03 am

By Billy Keyserling I recently attended the very moving funeral service for the late Leroy Gibbs Sr. who recently passed away. Though I knew him well by reputation, I had no personal relationship with “Mr. Leroy,” as he was known […]

Running for re-election, against myself

0 / August 23, 2012 8:04 am

By Billy Keyserling At 12:30 last Wednesday afternoon, I learned — as the deadline for filing for Mayor passed — that no one will be on the ballot running against me. Gearing up and ready to run, I had a […]

Does it make sense to dispose of surplus city land and purchase alternative parcels that better serve the public?

0 / June 7, 2012 6:28 am

By Mayor Billy Keyserling “Why in the world would the City Council consider selling surplus property and possibly public parks?” Since our city’s founding fathers started laying out street grids in downtown Beaufort about 300 years ago, the importance of […]

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Commerce Park

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Commerce Park

0 / April 2, 2012 8:39 am

1. How much land is available at the Commerce Park? The Commerce Park includes 167 acres of which about 135 are buildable. The remaining 32 acres of wetlands are also marketable as they can be used to meet open space […]

Strong neighborhood engagement makes our city even better

0 / March 15, 2012 4:48 am

By Billy Keyserling Cities are a collection of diverse neighborhoods, each with its own character, that make the city whole and diverse. One of dreams has been to see a few small neighborhood associations become vibrant while encouraged neighborhood associations […]