Alexandria City Manager Schedules Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names
On September 29, 2015, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to establish an Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names. You can see our previous post on this topic at this link.
The establishing resolution directed the City Manager to appoint the seven members of the Advisory Group, with two members appointed at-large and one member appointed from each of the Alexandria Human Rights Commission, the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission, the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, the Alexandria Planning Commission, and the Alexandria Transportation Commission.
I have to say, I’m a little surprised that groups like United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, or Sons of Confederate Veterans have no representation on the group. That is, if the City wants to hear from all sides in this discussion, which it appears they do not.
The first group meeting has now been scheduled. The first meeting is scheduled for January 27 at 7:00 PM at City Hall in the Sister Cities Conference Room (Room 1101 – right off the Vola Lawson lobby).