By Alex Wilson – Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal
June 11, 2020
On Monday, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville reached out to the mayor's office. Around the country, monuments to the Confederacy were coming down, and the council wanted to start a conversation about doing so here.
As the custodian of the city's public art, it suggested creating a civic panel that could look at removing or recontextualizing the statues.
"The civic panel would unify the community through collectively identifying possibilities for actions toward public artworks such as removal, relocation, renaming, reinvestment, or reinterpretations through signage, or altogether new public artworks,” the letter read.
By Tuesday, the suggestion was a moot point.