Today, the City announced that they would be removing the Christopher Columbus Statue and will be placing it in storage during the renovations of Columbus Square.
This decision was made by the Administration and the Superintendent of Parks, to keep the statue safe during renovation and to ensure an equitable and open process going forward.
After the completion of the project, I will ask that the City’s Special Committee on Commemorative Works which I am a member of, bring this before their body to hear the community’s input on the statue. Any decision they render will then go to the Board of Park Commissioners for final discussion and decision.
James E. Taylor
Providence City Council
Councilman – Ward 8