As city commissioners weigh options on where to move the Confederate monument that dominates Munn Park, people on both sides of the issue continue to give their opinions at the board’s twice-a-month meetings.
A report on options for moving the Confederate monument away from Munn Park pegs the cost at $200,000 to $225,000 and suggests city commissioners choose between two locations: Roselawn Cemetery off Ingraham Avenue or Veterans Park just west of the RP Funding Center.
City commissioners spoke about unity Tuesday as they rebuffed requests to overturn last month’s decision to relocate the Confederate monument from Munn Park.
With four new members in place, the Lakeland City Commission is being asked to reverse a six-week-old decision to relocate the Confederate monument from Munn Park.
Add Lakeland to the list of cities where monuments to the Confederacy are being relocated following the racially motivated killings of nine people at a Charleston, S.C., church and the killing in Charlottesville, Va., of a woman protesting a white supremacy rally. City commissioners capped a long and emotional meeting this afternoon with a 4-3 […]
When city commissioners consider the future of the Munn Park Confederate monument on Monday morning, they’re expecting lots of comments from residents. So today they set some special rules for the meeting: People who want to speak will be asked to place their name and address on a sign-in sheet. Speakers will be called in […]
Representatives of two churches, the NAACP and other organizations asked the City Commission today to relocate the Confederate monument away from the center of Munn Park. (Ledger coverage) Here are tweets about their requests:
City Commission is discussing a draft resolution on Munn Park monuments. After today, the resolution will be revised by the city attorney, and commission will vote on it Dec. 4. #lkld pic.twitter.com/Kwb7u8nKA6 — Lkld Now (@LkldNow) November 17, 2017 The resolution keeps the current Confederate monument in place but asks city staff to draft a […]
ANALYSIS One of the losers in Tuesday’s Lakeland elections appears to be the movement to relocate a Confederate monument from the center of the town square to a place of honor elsewhere in the city.
A Confederate memorial would remain in the center of Munn Park but would be supplemented by other downtown monuments that reflect Lakeland history, under a plan put in motion today by a sharply divided City Commission.