February 14, 2018
For Immediate Release
City Council Approves Changes to Confederate Memorial
SAVANNAH, GA (February 14, 2018) — The City of Savannah Mayor and Council voted today to approve the recommendations from the Confederate Memorial Task Force.
The Confederate Memorial Task Force, composed of preservationists, historians, and administrators of local monument and marker programs, was convened in October 2017 to provide simple and sensible recommendations to City Council that address ways to make the Forsyth Park Confederate Memorial more representative of Savannah's community while also preserving Savannah's unique history.
Now that this resolution has been passed, the City Manager and staff will meet to begin implementation. No timeline has been set.
Below are the eight recommendations:
A news release covering the Task Force recommendations is available at http://www.savannahga.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1757