Finally, we are a City with a diverse history, and that history serves as a timeline of our evolution as a nation.
All structures, statues, and memorials should be preserved and allowed to stand. I reject the narrative that the South is racist and that they were traitors. This is a significant issue at this moment for our Historic City.
After witnessing the uncivil behavior from the past few weeks, I am taking the following stand: If anyone makes threats of burning our City down, using violence and intimidation, or calling me a racist to provoke me to do something that they want, I WILL RESPOND. This is domestic terrorism, and I will do everything in my capability to have the person(s) held accountable.