After casting the deciding vote today that will allow the city to proceed with plans to move the Confederate monument out of Munn Park, Commissioner Stephanie Madden said it was the power of personal stories that persuaded her.
The divisive issues around moving the Confederate monument from Munn Park to Veterans Park continued to divide Lakeland city commissioners Friday, with some suggesting voters should have a say during a January special election and others insisting they were elected to make tough but potentially unpopular decisions that benefit the community. Commissioners discuss the monument […]
During public comments at the end of their regular meeting Monday, city commissioners faced a barrage of criticism (and a bit of support) for their 4-3 decision three days earlier to use red-light camera funds to move the Confederate monument from Munn Park to Veterans Park. Former Mayor Howard Wiggs said it was disingenuous to […]
City commissioners today gave their staff the green light to move the Confederate monument from Munn Park to Veterans Park by Jan. 31. By a 4-3 vote, they authorized the use of up to $225,000 in red-light camera funds for the move.
Mayor Bill Mutz is getting proactive in the effort to raise private funds to move the Confederate statue from Munn Park to Veterans Park. Declaring “most people are waiting for an initiative,” he sent letters to 350 potential donors last week to get that initiative going.
Nothing in historic preservation guidelines would prevent the Confederate monument from being moved from Munn Park to Veterans Park, the city’s history expert said today. Her recommendation goes to the Historic Preservation Board next week.
Lakeland residents have begun donating to a fund the city set up to pay the costs of moving a 108-year-old Confederate monument from Munn Park to Veterans Park. As of this morning, donations came to $7,995, city Finance Director Mike Brossart said.
An estimated 150 people attending a rally in Munn Park this morning were urged to contact city commissioners and ask them to keep the Confederate monument there. One of those commissioners, Michael Dunn, spoke at the rally and donated a .38 derringer from his military surplus store for a raffle; proceeds from the $20 raffle […]
City commissioners will discuss where to move the Confederate memorial (their staff recommended Roselawn Cemetery or Veterans Park), when to move it, how to display it, and how to fund the move. Source: The Ledger