If Hillsborough County commissioners were looking to the community for guidance about the Confederate war monument that has been so much in the news lately, even the oft-tone deaf representatives couldn’t fail to hear what was being shouted: Move the damn thing.
Led by two Major contributions, the private sector has raised the $140,000 required by the Hillsborough County Commission to move a controversial Confederate monument in downtown Tampa. Bob Gries, the founder and managing partner of Gries Investment Funds in Tampa was watching CNN Wednesday night when he learned that county commissioners had reversed their position yet again on their decision regarding moving the monument. The report said that unless the private sector came up with half the estimated $280,000 needed to…
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has contributed $1,000 to the private fundraising effort to pay for removing a controversial Confederate monument. “Not a City statue but I have a moral obligation to do my part. Now take it down,” the Mayor tweeted Thursday morning. “This monument represents a dark time in America; It’s time for County Commission to stop playing politics with people’s very real emotions and remove this monument immediately,” he said in a statement issued later by his office.…
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