VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach City Council is moving forward with the legal process for the removal and relocation of the Confederate monument located at the Municipal Center campus.
A public hearing, which is required by law, is set for July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Seating will be arranged to allow for social distancing.
The Council is interested in hearing from the community on where the statue should be relocated and is legally required to consider offers from other interested parties.
Once the Council votes to relocate the statue, it will then invite other interested parties to submit proposals.
Officials say they are expediting this process to relocate the statue as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, the monument is covered and surrounded by fencing to preserve the property as well as prevent harm and injury to residents.
Residents may send comments by emailing email@example.com.
To sign up to speak in person at the meeting, contact the City Clerk’s office at (757) 385-4303.
Any resident wishing to make comments virtually during the public hearing must register online and register with the City Clerk's Office by calling (757) 385-4303 or via email ABarnes@vbgov.com prior to 5 p.m. on July 23.