Statue Panel Gets More Time

(RICHMOND) — The commission studying what to do with Richmond’s most prominent Confederate monuments has been given another month to complete its report.

Mayor, Levar Stoney’s panel was expected to submit its recommendations for Monument Avenue by today. Officials now say the deadline had been pushed back to July 2.

The panel has been receiving public comment and holding work sessions to weigh the future of the monuments in the former capital of the Confederacy. Options under consideration include adding historical context to the monuments or removing them.