Port CEO John Walsh Issues Apology For Remarks That Offended Community
By Space Coast Daily // September 10, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – In response to remarks made during the August 26, 2015 Canaveral Port Authority Commission Meeting, CEO John E. Walsh issues the following apology:
“I made some comments and remarks at our last Port Canaveral Commission meeting that I regret and should not have said. I would like to apologize publically to members of our community offended by my comments.
Port Canaveral always has been, is today, and always will be a good steward of the environment and we work closely with all constituents and agencies to assure projects are done responsibly.
“It was not appropriate of me to get personal or attack those members of the community who oppose port rail or growth strategies. I allowed my frustrations to lead to comments that were inappropriate and I should not have done so. Port Canaveral always has been, is today, and always will be a good steward of the environment and we work closely with all constituents and agencies to assure projects are done responsibly.
“Again, I am sorry for offending those expressing their opinions and concerns. The Port will continue to work with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) process and value and consider all public input. Once the STB has made decisions on potential routes, including feedback on the Air Force route potential, our plans are to schedule multiple meetings within the Port district in order to hear from you directly.”
– John E. Walsh, individually and my role as Chief Executive Officer of Port Canaveral