After a lotta, well, waves, the City Council will get its special meeting Tuesday night at 7 to jawbone the return of the Christopher Columbus statue at Seaside Park while continuing a community dialogue about placing the monument in context.
Mayor Joe Ganim had the statue removed, he says, out of public safety concerns as debate rages around the country about Columbus’s colonization while community discussions were underway between a diverse coalition of interests to find common ground about working together.
Following public pressure Ganim signed off on the special meeting of the council.
This meeting will be conducted by teleconference.
The public may listen into this meeting by calling the following conference line and then entering the conference code:
Dial-In Number: (929) 436-2866
Meeting ID: 381 083 245
ITEM FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION:
139-19 Resolution presented by Council Member(s) DeFilippo & Herron; CoSponsor(s) McCarthy, Taylor-Moye, Brown, Lyons, Vizzo-Paniccia, Castillo,
Silva, Valle, Pereira, Suliman, Martinez & Nieves re: Proposed Resolution
calling for the Restoration of the Christopher Columbus statue to its original
location in Seaside Park; Resolving to working together to unite the
community in reaching an amicable resolution regarding this sensitive issue,
FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION.