Promises Made. Promises Kept.

  • My promise to put public safety as number one has resulted in a year over year decrease in Part 1 crimes since 2020.
  • 2023 U.S. News ranked Myrtle Beach the #1 fastest growing area in the country, #18 best place to live, and #23 best place to retire.
  • In 2023, I voted to change the lifeguard duties to single role lifeguards, meaning they are now solely focused on protecting our beaches, not renting out chairs.
  • With the TDF tax rebate, we have kept ourselves at 21st in the state in taxation, even behind our state’s major developed cities such as Greenville, Charleston, Columbia, and Spartanburg.
  • Raised police starting pay to one of the highest in the State of South Carolina ($52,647 starting for Certified Officers currently)
  • In the past four years, we have spent over $100 million on infrastructure investments.
  • Fully renovated the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which had not seen major maintenance since 2010.
  • For the business license year ending April 2023, we had 1,851 new business license applications.
  • In 2023, Futrell Park has seen around $750,000 in investment including the city’s first splash park for children.
  • Over 9,000 businesses renewed their city business license in 2023 alone.
  • Created New Town Bark Park, the city’s third public dog park.
  • Created the Splinter City disc golf course in Market Common as a joint project with Horry County, which was named top 10 disc golf courses in the Southeast multiple years.
  • Renovation of Midway Park, including adding several pickleball courts, resurfacing tennis courts and basketball court, installation of a new bathroom, and adding a hitting wall for tennis/pickleball practice.
  • Replaced three large turf fields at Grand Park Athletic Complex.
  • Installed flag banners along Airpark Drive next to the new VA Clinic as a way of honoring our veterans.
  • Funded a new World War II Memorial in Warbird Park, set to be complete Fall 2023.
  • Brought the first ever ambassador program to our city, resulting in a higher perception of safety in the target area and a cleaner Ocean Boulevard.
  • Supporting the completion of the DC Blox data storage facility, with the installation of two subsea fiberoptic cables, making us the first city on the East Coast to have these connecting to two different continents.
  • Completion of the brand new waste transfer station, with resident only free hours on the way.
  • Hiring two executive staff members with backgrounds in economic development and a Chief Innovation Officer to help strengthen our workforce and diversify our economy.
  • Myrtle Beach received its 26th Tree City USA award.
  • Received the 34th annual Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
  • Funded 25 new police officers in the FY 20022-2023 budget.

paid for by: Committee to elect john krajc for city council

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