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City Council Approves Renaming of Columbus Park and Removal of Columbus Statue

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020

City Council Approves Renaming of Columbus Park and Removal of Columbus Statue

CONTACT: Landry Stafford, (281) 669-7022
Landry.Stafford@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (August 13, 2020) – City Council unanimously supported of the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from Columbus Park and renaming Columbus Park to Piazza Italia Park. The following statement is in response to today’s action:
 
“While I am not typically a supporter of removing monuments and statues, the Christopher Columbus Italian Society has requested that their property be returned and are supporting the renaming of the park. Today, I voted to support their wishes to have their property returned and to protect the monument from further vandalism.
 
Thank you to Christopher Columbus Italian Society for their work to strengthen the community in this time. We admire their leadership in honoring the contributions of Italian Americans here in San Antonio.”