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Mayor Curry budgets $500,000 to remove Confederate monument

The Confederate monument at Springfield Park.
Bob Self
Florida Times-Union
The Confederate monument at Springfield Park.

Mayor Lenny Curry continues to press for removal of a Confederate monument from Springfield Park by putting $500,000 into his proposed budget for taking down Confederate monuments in parks.

Curry sought nearly $1.3 million last year for moving the "Tribute to the Women of the Southern Confederacy" monument from Springfield Park. But City Council withdrew that legislation in November and decided to first have a series of community conversations about Confederate monuments and markers.

City Council has not yet scheduled any of those community conversations, but the fate of such monuments will come up when City Council votes on the 2022-23 budget that will start on Oct. 1.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.