TAMPA, Fla. – One month after deciding not to move a Confederate memorial from public property, a county commission in Florida is taking up the issue again.
The Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday is revisiting its vote not to remove the 106-year-old monument. During a public comment portion of Wednesday's hearing, many speakers said they favor moving it. They said the statue represents divisiveness and an era of bondage of African-American people.
Last month, commissioners voted 4-3 against moving the monument. However, two commissioners who voted against moving it now say they'll reverse their decision.
A Tampa lawyer has volunteered to cover moving expenses, likely to top $100,000.
The monument called 'Memoria In Aeterna' sits outside of a courthouse administrative building and depicts two Civil War soldiers next to an obelisk.