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Mayor Convicted of Stealing Artifacts

Former Mayor Stephen Reed of Harrisburg, PA was convicted of stealing $30 Million in artifacts for a Wild West Museum in January 2017.

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Council Votes to Sell Lee Monument

The City of Charlottesville's City Council voted to sell its Robert E Lee Monument. The City of New Orleans' City Council & Mayor's office has refused to discuss its plans on a Council Agenda in over 2 years.

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New Orleans Mayor's Office discussing Monument Transfer

According to The Hayride, a City Attorney confirmed the Mayor's Office is in discussions with a Private Museum on Slavery to display New Orleans Monuments worth millions.

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Preventing the Abuse of New Orleans Finances and Priceless art by Mayors and City Council Members

The precedent being established would allow a future mayor to "repay" campaign donors by declaring public art a "Nuisance" and transferring possession to donors.

The city spent over $2 million to remove the statutes and left the pedestals for future expenditures.

Cuzan was the only bidder on the project. Cuzan was paid by the Foundation for Louisiana; bid was for $600,000.00 for three monuments

 

 

Activists want 100 Monuments Removed

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Don't let a misguided policy by the City Council and their errors in Due Process allow the Mayor to transfer art that took on the average 15 years to fundraise by hundreds of citizens to private collectors.

During the meetings: 1. The Council did not review the Heritage Preservation Section of the City Code.

2. Did not review monuments one by one by separate motion.

3. Did not give a Preservationist equal time of 10 uninterrupted minutes to respond to the mayor's false statements regarding the "Context" in which the monuments were erected and who these men were.

4. At the end of the December 2015 meeting the Mayor stated these four monuments are just the start.

5. Now Activist groups want to remove 100 monuments from New Orleans.

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