Author Topic: Lakeland commission moves to relocate Munn Park Confederate monument  (Read 642 times)


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LAKELAND — The statue of a Confederate soldier in the center of Munn Park will be moved to another spot in the city, the Lakeland City Commission decided Monday after rejecting a plan that would have kept the monument in place but built other monuments near it.

The surprise turn came after the failure of the proposal on the agenda that would have created a “heritage trail” of other monuments in Lakeland, a plan that had received 4-to-3 support in informal discussions among commissioners two weeks ago. When it came time to vote on the resolution, it failed to receive a “second” in support and thus died before an official vote.

After its failure, Commissioner Don Selvage introduced a new resolution to “direct the city manager to immediately begin the process of moving the Munn Park statue followed by an analysis of possible relocation sites.”

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