In a stunning reversal Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick announced earlier today that at the next meeting council meeting he will vote to remove and relocate the Robert E. Lee monument at Lee Park. Just last week the councilman voted more than once to abstain, which left the vote tied. His anticipated vote will likely secure the monuments relocation, which raises a host of other issues that will have to be addressed.
One of the question that I still have is how relocation to another park deals with the underlying argument in favor of the monument’s removal. If it is problematic in one location, why is this not the case at another public park?
There will certainly be additional updates, which I will post as they become available.