In response to the exploding growth of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Councilman Joe Bustos put forward a 120-day moratorium on any new housing. According to Alex Heaton of ABC News, Bustos suggested the town's schools are too full, the traffic is terrible, and there's still another residential building going up on every corner.
After a drawn out debate, the town council rejected the moratorium on home building, with many citing concerns of ripple effects on the community's electricians, plumbers, and other trades. Others also said a growing housing market is signs of a strong economy.
Bustos also unsuccessfully urged the town to implement a permit allocation to help curb the growth. This all comes on the heels of the town's decision in April to put a 180-day moratorium on new apartment buildings.