PROTECT YOUR WATERWAYS
Candidate: Marco Island City Council
BAD NEWS FOR MARCO ISLAND -
"The city of Marco Island has been put on notice by the state that its waterways are impaired and in need of a corrective plan after an elected official asked the state to officially acknowledge its water quality issues.
The Department of Environmental Protection submitted its findings in a letter to City Manager Mike McNees last week, indicating the need for the development and adoption of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) to bring nutrient levels back into compliance." Naples Daily News, August 29, 2019
BUT CITY COUNCIL HAD BEEN WARNED -
In 2015, as a member of the Marco Island Waterways Advisory Committee, Phares Heindl warned City Council that the water quality of Marco Island was declining and in danger of being classified impaired by the State of Florida. City Council ignored the warning and stopped the Waterways Advisory Committee from taking a role in pursuing a water quality plan. Phares Heindl continued to fight for your waters. In 2017 he was elected chairman of the Waterways Advisory Committee and obtained permission from a newly constituted City Council to work on a water quality issues. The Waterways Committee took aggressive action but little enthusiasm was shown by City Council or by City Administration and progress was slow. Then, on August 22nd, 2019 by a letter from Florida's Department of Environmental Protection, The City of Marco Island informed that its waters had been placed the verified list of impaired water bodies. Phares Heindl warned City Council and the City of Marco Island in 2015 that its waters declining and in danger of being placed on the list of impaired waters.
If elected, Phares Heindl, will not allow water quality issues to be sidestepped or put on the back burner. He
has the background and
experience to deal with Marco Island's water quality problems. As a former chemical engineer and a practicing attorney he has been fighting for Florida waters for many years. He is the only candidate with the background and experience needed effectively lead your fight for our waterways.
MY SEVEN POINT PLEDGE TO THE VOTERS OF MARCO ISLAND
1. As a city councilor I will fight for the quality of our canal, inland and coastal waters.
2. As a city councilor I will fight to keep our neighborhoods, safe, peaceful, quiet, and residential.
3. As a city councilor I will fight to keep our beaches safe, clean, and environmentally friendly.
4. As a city councilor I will treat everyone with respect and humility and listen attentively to everyone's point of view.
5. As a city councilor I will see that citizens have an opportunity to take an important and effective role in city government.
6. As a city councilor I will be committed to making Marco Island a great place to raise a family, run a business and earn a living while keeping it a perfect destination for retirees and seasonal residents.
7. My perspective as city councilor will never be limited to the short term, I will always consider how future generations will be affected by council’s action or inaction.