MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Governor Rick Scott was in Martin County on Friday touring a river filled with toxic algae.READ MORE: Crestview Towers Residents Being Allowed To Slowly Return To Move Out Belongings
Scott refused to speak with residents who wanted to share their concerns.
He was at a marina in Stuart to announce $700,000 dollars in federal funding to clean up toxic algae.
The governor’s tour boat departed from a different place than originally planned, upsetting many who waited hours to speak with him.READ MORE: Estelle Hedaya, Last Victim Of Surfside Condo Collapse Identified
The toxic algae has caused many problems for people whose jobs depend on fishing or tourism.
“I’m particularly upset with Scott because every time you see him on TV he’s jobs, jobs, jobs! And every time I turn around my friends are losing jobs, jobs, jobs,” a local resident said.
Local politicians also went on a separate boat from the governor.MORE NEWS: Shake-A-Leg Celebrates 31 Years Of Making Miami One Of The Most Accessible Cities
Scott’s office says the change was made because of a security concern.