Mount Pleasant Mayor discusses Friday’s Town Council agenda, favors stay at home order

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie took to Facebook to share what is on the agenda for Friday’s Town Council meeting, and voice his support for a stay at home order.

Mayor Haynie expressed some serious concern about the Town Council’s agenda, which includes a section suggesting requiring the Council to approve proclamations by the Mayor.

Mayor Haynie said that the entire point of a proclamation, and the Mayor’s right to make one, is to get things done quickly in a state of emergency to protect the public. He said that he welcomes and wants Council’s approval, but “emergency provisions exist for a reason” and changing them shouldn’t be done in the midst of an emergency.

In regards to further actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Haynie said that he supports a two week stay at home order for the town of Mount Pleasant, because two weeks of strict rules now is better than dragging out less severe restrictions for a longer period of time.

Mayor Haynie referenced areas surrounding Mount Pleasant (Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and Daniel Island) that have enacted strict measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. He said that the Town of Mount Pleasant should do the same to ensure the health and welfare of citizens.

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