October 10, 2017"Tuesday's meeting marks an important step in the commission's work. While recent events have placed an understandable urgency on our work, these are by no means new controversies. Public sculptures and monuments have sparked intense debates stretching back decades. Monuments are lasting embodiments of our city and nation's people. Our goal is to make our public landscape more reflective of that rich and complicated history. This thoughtful community conversation is our city's first ever attempt at making these important strides possible.