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Public Apology Made For Section 14 Displacement; Effort Underway To Remove Statue In Front Of P S City Hall

City Hall in Palm Springs, CA at night. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR
City Hall in Palm Springs, CA at night. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR

It was unanimous.  The Palm Springs City Council voting to publicly apologize for what took place on tribal land in Section 14, 60 years ago.

 

As for Frank Bogert’s statue in front of Palm Springs City Hall, the City Council did not vote on a separate resolution on that issue.

 

Instead, the council opted to begin the legal process of removing the statue, and working to find a suitable location where the statue might be displayed.

 

The Council is also planning to put together some type of economic investment plan, including reparations, for people impacted by the Section 14 displacement back in 1962.

 

That plan will take 2 to 3 months to get started as city staff gets to work on it.

 

 

City Hall in Palm Springs, CA at night.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR


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