Stetson Law hosts town hall forum with Gulfport mayoral candidates on environmental issues
Stetson University College of Law hosted a public town hall forum on Feb. 25 with Gulfport’s mayoral candidates to discuss environmental issues in the city. Stetson’s Environmental Law Society, Stetson’s Maritime Law Society and Long’s Environmental Advocacy class co-sponsored the event.
Gulfport mayoral candidates Barbara Banno and Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson presented, followed by a Q&A with moderator and Stetson Law professor Lance Long.
Student Lauren Eliopoulos introduced Banno and Mayor Henderson. During the Q&A, Professor Long asked Banno and Henderson how they would address sewage contamination in Clam Bayou.
Mayor Henderson described his goal to implement mitigation strategies to improve the water.
Banno said that the contamination is as an environmental disaster.
Eliopoulos said that she and fellow student Emily Carter worked to create the forum as a way that individuals can hear concerns.
“We have a great group of students working to make a difference in the world,” said Professor Long.
Post date: Feb. 25, 2016