Jacksonville to decide fate of Confederate monuments in 2022
The Confederate monument in Springfield Park stays. Image via News4Jax.

Will the City Council come up with a plan?

City council members in Jacksonville have set a goal to decide by next summer whether to remove a Confederate momument from a local park or let it remain in place.

They’ll also be deciding about other Confederate monuments in the city, The Florida Times-Union reported.

“We take control of the monument issue, establish a plan, and put this all behind us,” City Council member Aaron Bowman said Thursday during a workshop to update the board’s five-year strategic plan.

The council voted Nov. 9 to withdraw a proposal by Mayor Lenny Curry that would have set aside some $1.3 million to remove the “Tribute to the Women of the Southern Confederacy” monument that has been in Springfield Park since 1915.

Bowman said that if the plan is finalized by summer, costs associated with removing the monument would be included in the city’s 2022-23 budget. He said this is the last budget that would be voted on by the current roster of council members before the 2023 elections.

Associated Press


  • Johny Reb

    November 20, 2021 at 5:01 am

    Hopefully the city council will put in place the plan from the group, Citizens for Unity, in which more monuments/statues will be put up to honor the culture, heritage and history of all. Lets build up people instead of tearing down and dividing.

  • Harold Finch

    November 22, 2021 at 10:28 am

    What should be done is just leave the monuments in place and spend the enormous amount of money on establishing programs to end genertional poverty in the black community by stopping teen and unwed women from getting pregnant!!
    Would it not be better and more realistic to help these minoites out of povert by asuring they don’t perpetuate it by the never ending cycle of having babies with no visible means of supporting them and with no Father inthe picture. .

    • Johny Reb

      November 22, 2021 at 11:05 pm

      Nahh, that makes to much sense Harold Finch

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