Indian River County Waterways Should be Included in the Florida Environmental State of Emergency
The Democrats of Indian River unanimously passed a resolution at their August meeting calling for Governor Scott to include Indian River County in the Florida Environmental State of Emergency:
Resolution of the Democratic Executive Committee of Indian River County Florida Supporting the Inclusion of Indian River County in the Florida Environmental State of Emergency
Whereas: There exists within the State of Florida a declared environmental state of emergency caused by the growth of toxic algae in the lakes of southern Florida and its release into the waterways of Florida; and
Whereas: Such state of emergency does not now, but should, include Indian River County, especially with respect to Blue Cypress Lake, which is the primary and environmentally sensitive head water of the St. John River.
Now therefore: The Democratic Executive Committee of Indian River County hereby urges the Board of Commissioners of Indian River County to most strenuously request that Governor Scott immediately extend the aforementioned state of emergency to include Indian River County.
Adopted and effective this 16th Day of August, 2018