2 SA councilmen request new location for Confederate monument in downtown park

Monument of soldier located in Travis Park

SAN ANTONIO – A month after talks of moving a controversial monument out of Travis Park, there is now a formal request that may put a plan into motion.

On Monday, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño and District 2 Councilman William "Cruz" Shaw jointly filed a Council Consideration Request on the topic.

According to the request, the monument of a Confederate soldier would be moved to a location where it can be used in an educational context.

If the request moves forward, the location would be decided by a committee made up of community members and three city departments.

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"Relocating the statue will be a major step forward in working to ensure our public spaces are inclusive for all, as San Antonio is a city for and by the people,” Shaw said. “Context is key when it comes to our history, so relocating this statue to a space more fitting to educate the community is a step in the right direction."

Those departments would include the city's Arts and Culture Staff, the Office of Historic Preservation and the Office of Military Affairs.

The city did not say when it would take this request into consideration.


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