Following reports that Kent County Administrative Health Officer Adam London has experienced threats and attempts of violence, state Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today issued the following statement denouncing such actions and calling for civility:
“Violence, and threats of violence, against public officials are unacceptable in civil society. I completely and utterly denounce either being harbored against Dr. London, or any public official for that matter. Kent County is better than that. Those who commit these unjustifiable acts do nothing but hurt the cause they claim to represent.
“We all have a voice through our elected officials. I encourage those that have disagreements with any public policy to contact their elected officials and have their voice heard.”
State Rep. Mark Huizenga on Tuesday told the House Committee on Transportation his plan to require flashing lights and a digital speed limit display when road workers are present will enable motorists to provide greater protection for the workers.
Rep. Huizenga talks about testimony in the House Transportation Committee this morning on his HB 5286, that would allow the use of new signage in construction zones where workers are present. The signs would include flashing lights and a digital representation of the speed limit. The plan is still under deliberation by the committee.