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City Council president vows action on Confederate monuments

Published on December 27, 2022 at 3:06 pm

Jacksonville City Council President Terrance Freeman said that when the calendar flips into 2023, he intends to bring the long-running debate over Confederate monuments on city-owned land to a decision by the council.

Freeman, whose one-year term as council president goes through the end of June 2023, said the City Council will take action on Confederate monuments during his term as president.

“I am confident at the turn of the year, there will be some movement and conversations and maybe legislation passed to handle this discussion of Confederate monuments,” he said. “This conversation has gone on for many, many years. We’ve heard from many, many voices.”

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