STUART — The city is reeling in the wake of a comment from Mayor Eula Clarke, who used the derogatory term "pig" in the presence of a police officer at a local grocery store.
The issue has thrust Stuart into an unwanted spotlight after the comment was widely circulated over the weekend on social media, including comments posted on Clarke's Facebook page. City commissioners said they have received hundreds of emails from across the country, decrying the mayor's remark.
All four of the other commission members have demanded Clark resign from the commission.
Clarke, 59, who is serving her fourth term as commissioner, on Monday declined to say if she will step down.