Make your voice heard! Attend this special evening public hearing or phone/email your alderman and President Lewis Reed. Contact Info below.
6:30 pm Thursday, June 8th
Board of Aldermen
Parks and Environment Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall, 1200 Market
Special Public Hearing on Board Bill 37 to remove Confederate Memorials in City parks. Sponsored by 1st Ward Alderwoman Sharon Tyus, 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore, 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther (elected in April), 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie, 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson.
This Board Bill has already had a daytime committee hearing. There was no opposition at the hearing. This Thursday evening meeting is scheduled so that supporters and opponents can present testimony on the legislation.
Board Bill 37 calls for private funds to be used in memorial removal.
Treasurer Tishaura Jones has established the #TakeItDownSTL GoFundMe Fund for that purpose.
7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski is providing matching funds for donations $25 and under thru 8 am Wednesday, June 7th.
Members of Parks Committee include 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson, Chair; 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers; 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia; 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther (elected in April); 11th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin (elected in April); 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a member of all Board of Aldermen Committees.