Stuart mayor declares local state of emergency
Stuart, Fl- City leaders in Stuart declared a local state of emergency following Governor Rick Scott’s executive order.
Stuart Mayor Kelli Glass Leighton signed the local declaration Monday night.
The city had previously posted Blue-Green Algae awareness signs along the downtown Riverwalk and riverfront.
You may remember this happened:
While we all care about the health and welfare of our river, posting illegal signs, especially those adjoining or over existing, permitted signage only hurts our ability to provide the best timely, accurate, and consistent information to our residents and visitors. pic.twitter.com/7OFjTlWvNl
— City of Stuart (@CityofStuartFL) June 26, 2018
After this happened our local media became very concerned and covered this issue in multiple articles asking the question “Why are there no signs?”
5 hours ago – City of Stuart declares local state of emergency due to algae … The City has posted Blue-Green algae awareness signs along the downtown …
Jun 27, 2018 – Someone in Stuart wants to warn people about the potential danger of … with blue-greenalgae floating around, so they posted signs near the … However, the signs were posted on public property next to City of Stuart signs, …
Jun 8, 2018 – St. Lucie River algae blooms reach downtown Stuart; more … Shepard Park, where Frazier Creek enters the river in downtown Stuart; Palm City on the …… the river have high levels of enteric bacteria, a sign of fecal pollution.
5 days ago – MORE: Algae claims another Stuart business. In early June, homemade signs popped up along the river in Stuart, weeks before the city erected …
So we are grateful but lets keep it honest folks!