Clearing Confederate Monuments In Dallas May Cost $1.8M

August 22, 2017 07:27
Clearing Confederate Monuments In Dallas May Cost $1.8M

Removal of Confederate monuments has caused a debate nation wide. Mayor and Mayor-pro tem of Dallas say the symbols of confederate monuments will come down for sure.

The preliminary cost for clearing these monuments may cost around $1.8M. since the rally on weekend, there is seen an increased urgency in removal of these monuments, but the mayor Pro tem has said that there is a difference between statue and monument.

For evacuation of these monuments they need large equipment's like cranes, that could cost millions. As the mayor announced now a task force is working to find a solution for this national issue.

The Dallas City Council has still not voted for the removal of there two monuments, but Mayor Pro Team Dwaine Caraway says there is no ambiguity in removal of them.

Mayor Mike Rawlings came out strongly on this issue. Earlier , he posted in facebook that task force will likely find a solution to the issue by October. He then posted that “ Our city listened to those that spoke, We will take down these statues and we will do it soon”.

Caraway said, according to the memo from city staff, the removal will cost $1.8M . It would cost around $6,00,000 for removal of Robert E. Lee statue and $1.2 million to remove the monuments at pioneer park cemetery.

Still there are questions like “Who is going to take them down?”, “Where are they going to go” posed to task force of Dallas citizens, appointed by the city council on Monday.

Hornbuckle said, “I would love for Dallas to be example for how to do it right”, “What I am looking for is the guidance from people in the city, I think that where we make huge mistakes by not including people within the city”.

“Destroying monuments is not an option for the city. You could take a wrecking ball and destroy it, we’re not going to destroy the history”, said caraway.

Caraway said that he believes it would cost around $4M in removal and relocation of these monuments, he expects the council to vote on removal by September 27 and task force recommendations by October 3.

“If it was a simple wave of magical wand, I’d have played Bewitched and wiggle my nose and they’re gone. But where they are going is another fight”, said Caraway.

By A.s

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