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City Council Hosts First Confederate Monuments Hearing Today: It's Going Down

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You might want to tune in to the live stream of today's City Council meeting: following its regular meeting, the council will debate removing Confederate monuments around New Orleans. Ahead of the meeting, one councilwoman spoke in opposition of the plan, and there's a rumor that the mayor has already selected contractors for the job.

Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell released a statement Wednesday blasting the plan, saying the proposed removal was "determined to be necessary by leadership from the privilege of power" and is a distraction from "the real issues I hear about every day that need to be addressed." She had previously spoke in favor of removing the monuments.

However, there's already this item from a dubious source that the mayor has selected contractors and warehouses for the job already.

The regular council meeting begins at 10 a.m., and the hearing will start afterwards, no later than 2 p.m.

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· Confederate monument push "thrust upon" the people, LaToya Cantrell says [NOLA.com]
· EXCLUSIVE: New Orleans Councilwoman Confirms Mitch Landrieu Already Has Contractors, Warehouses To Remove Monuments [The Hayride]