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City Council begins process to offer Confederate monuments to outside groups

Richmond City Council invites all parties interested in acquiring a Civil War monument to submit letters of intent by September 8th. All requests must meet a specific set of requirements.

RVAHub Staff



Richmond City Council has officially begun the formal process to offer the recently-removed Confederate statues to outside groups who seek to move them to their own properties for their own purposes.

The city’s requirements include outlining specific plans on placement, how the statues will be used, and how they will be transported. The city will have final say on who, if anyone, acquires them.

All letters of intent to acquire said statues must be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 8th. This includes all those who may have previously shared or sent interest or intent.

All letters of intent to acquire monuments are required to include the following:

  • Letter of intent to acquire a Civil War Monument identifying specific monument(s) wished to be acquired
  • Contact name/information of requestor
  • Name of entity the requestor represents
  • Background information on the requesting entity, including reasons for wanting monument
  • Disclosure regarding public, private, nonprofit, etc. status and purpose
  • Specific proposal/offer to acquire and transport the monument
  • Specification as to exact location monument would be placed, if acquired
  • The proposed timeline for moving and transporting the monument

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