JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 17, 2022) – Yesterday, I filed new legislation concerning statuary and monuments glorifying the Confederacy and removal of such items from public property and public park spaces. The resolution requests the Mayor, City Administration, and City Council to produce and present a revised plan along with community conversation by July 26, 2022, and to cap any related appropriations at $500,000 for the purpose of removal.
As we all work together on this particular issue as outlined in Council’s strategic plan, follow up is critical. I recognize that facilitating a community conversation and developing a roadmap will take time and the July target is roughly three months away. So, I have offered this legislation as a next step in moving Jacksonville forward.
Resolution on Confederate Monuments