Plan to move Confederate statue out of Travis Park could move forward

Councilmen, mayor have had positive talks about initiative

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SAN ANTONIO - The plan to relocate the Confederate statue at Travis Park could move forward.

District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino released a statement saying that he and District 2 Councilman William Cruz Shaw have had positive talks about the initiative with Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

Trevino believes there is support to move forward with the City Council consideration request.

"Our public spaces should not be dedicated to symbols of power that honor an ideology which regarded black Americans as property,” Trevino said.

If the relocation is approved, the City Council will work with the Department of Arts and Culture and the Office of Historic Preservation to come up with a plan for the statue.

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