Tuesday, August 29, 2017. It has been rumored for months; but tonight PGTV can confirm that a new garbage truck has landed in Punta Gorda.
The truck was brought in on Friday and its arrival in town may signal the official start of the mayoral candidacy for incumbent Mayor Fern Gutierrez.
So far she has not officially indicated if she will seek a second term in office.
As we have already reported, deputy Mayor Ashton Mackenzie and Dr. Christia Martinez have declared their intentions to contest the upcoming convention.
But with the arrival of the new garbage truck, many political observers believe it will be used as the launch of the campaign for Mayor Gutierrez.
PGTV understands that the official handing over of the new garbage truck for the PG Town Council will take place on Tuesday.
We will keep monitoring the story.