Support Us Subscribe to Our EMail

To Our Weekly Newsletter

Send Us a Tip
Charlottesville City Council to revisit downtown park monikers
The Daily Progress Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10 p.m.

Amid speculation about how much longer Charlottesville will be allowed to keep the oft-removed black tarps on the city’s Confederate statues, the City Council is revisiting its recent decision to rename the two parks where the monuments are located.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, local resident Mary Carey, who submitted a petition to rename Emancipation Park, said the juxtaposition of “emancipation” and the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is like “oil and water.”

Following a public hearing and a council discussion about the names, the council agreed to solicit recommendations once more for park names. Mayor Nikuyah Walker said the community would then have an opportunity later this year to vote on them.


Read More »

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s comment policy
comments powered by Disqus