New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has signed the ordinance calling for the monuments’ removal, clearing the way for at least three of the statues to be removed within days."Within days." Can we maybe wait and do it on New Year's Eve? Kind of a ceremonial dropping of of the General Lee.. how fun would that be?
In a press release, the Landrieu administration said the total cost to remove the monuments is now estimated at $170,000, which will be paid by an anonymous donor. Once a contractor is selected from a list of companies that can be used by the city for small jobs, the statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard will be scheduled for removal.
That process could be complete within days.
It will take longer to remove the monument to the Battle of Liberty of Place - ironically, the monument considered to be the most offensive. A court order dating back to previous attempts to remove the monument requires it be left in place.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
So when is the toppling party?
Also will there be four separate topplings? Or will they get three on one day and come back for the last one when the judge says they can?