Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Call to Action: Alexandria City Council to Vote on Confederate Monument Proposal

Via Billy

As we reported earlier, Alexandria's Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names has issued its final report to City Council.  From the City's website:

Final Report

The Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names, which was established by Alexandria City Council in September 2015, has submitted its final report.  The group issued recommendations on the four topics City Council directed it to consider, and concluded as follows:

 The Appomattox statute on South Washington Street should remain in place, with additional efforts made to add context to its story;

The name of Jefferson Davis Highway in the City of Alexandria should be changed;

Rather than a wholesale renaming of streets in the City named after Confederate figures, individual requests for new names should be considered by City Council if brought under existing processes; and  

No further action is needed with regard to a specific policy on flying of any flags on property owned or under the control of the City    

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