CONTACT: Landry Stafford, (281) 669-7022
SAN ANTONIO (November 12, 2020) – Today, the City Council was briefed and updated on the Alamo Plan since the Texas Historical Commission voted against moving the Cenotaph in September 2020. The following statement was released in response today’s briefing:
“It is time to reassess the Alamo Plan that was adopted in October 2018 by the majority of City Council, with the exception of myself and Councilman Courage. This as an opportunity to take note from the more than 20,000 individuals who signed up and spoke against moving the Cenotaph and the original Alamo Plan. It is not too late to make corrections. This, too, could be a pivotal moment in Texas history.
Moving forward, I would like to see a plan that focuses on protecting the Chapel and Long Barracks, ensuring future generations can view and be a part of our Cradle of Liberty as it has been since 1836. Open access to the Alamo Plaza should be guaranteed and not fettered by controlled access points. This does not mean that we cannot also tell the more than 300-year history of our City, but the focus should remain on the Battle of 1836. The Alamo is the reason many visitors come to San Antonio. We can take this as an opportunity to showcase more of our city.”