City Council to vote on removal of Confederate statue in Travis Park on Thursday

City councilman says vote too soon after 'weekend of tragedy'

SAN ANTONIO – City Council members will vote on the removal of a Confederate monument in Travis Park on Thursday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a release.

The vote comes after District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño and District 2 Councilman William "Cruz" Shaw jointly filed a Council Consideration Request in late July.

District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry said the vote is too close to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

“First of all, I want to commend the compassion that San Antonio has shown after the traumatic effects of Hurricane Harvey," Perry said. "We were made aware that this item could possibly come to City Council on August 31 two weeks ago. However, I am discouraged to see that this item has been added on the agenda after a weekend of tragedy and catastrophe across Texas."

Nirenberg said "it is time for San Antonio to relocate the statue in Travis Park and ensure that monuments to the Confederacy are placed in their proper context.

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