Michigan mayor says he’s been asked to stop the eclipse
· Apr 4, 2024 · NottheBee.com

There's only one incorporated city in Michigan that‘s even going to see totality during the Great American eclipse, Luna Pier, which is just a little north of Toledo.

Like many small cities, Luna Pier is worried that they'll be overrun with sun watchers.

So much so, that Jim Gardner says people have asked him to stop the eclipse from happening.

I've been told that I need to stop this eclipse and I do not have the authority to do that. So yes, people are really concerned. But we're just trying to prepare them.

That's an odd request and an odder response.

What does mayoral authority have to do with an astronomical event?

Anyway, Gardner has asked people not to come to Luna Pier for the eclipse.

Normally we would say 'Come on in here,' and we do welcome everybody to come during the summer and enjoy our beach and our pier, but it's going to be challenging having everybody here all at once.

But honestly, he doesn't even have that kind of authority.

People can visit if they want, and he knows it!

"We are getting help from other agencies and getting all the officers that are available to just kind of watch over the situation," Gardner said. "We don't know how many people will be here. It's something that's impossible to predict. It's like predicting the weather in April in Michigan."

I don't remember people being this scared during the 2017 eclipse.

Some of our leaders even celebrated it.

What changed?

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