On Thursday, the City Council will vote to decide the fate of the 118-year-old confederate monument that stands in the center of Travis Park. Mayor Ron Nirenberg decided to bypass the council committee process and take the issue directly to a full council vote. The vote was added to the council’s meeting agenda at the last minute.
The council will vote for:
- City to arrange for the removal and storage of the Confederate Soldier monument and two cannons located in Travis Park.
- City Council allowing a modification to the process outlined in Chapter 35-640 and 35-803 of the Unified Development Code that provides the Historic and Design Review Commission review authority of changes to City Parks.
- City Council appropriation of funds in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for the purpose of the following: removing the monument and cannons; transporting the monument and cannons to a storage facility; and logistical support that is necessary for the removal and relocation of the monument and cannons.
- City to execute professional services contract with a contractor for the purpose of removing and relocating the monument and cannons.
- City to negotiate and execute a donation agreement with a non-profit involved in historic preservation or education for the acceptance of the Confederate Soldier monument and two cannon.
Write to the city council to encourage them to preserve Texas history and save the $150,000 to help fix our roads or help Hurricane Harvey victims!