On June 30, 2015, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the creation of a special commission to review all of Baltimore’s Confederate statues and historical assets. Mayor Rawlings-Blake has directed the special commission to launch a conversation about each of the different Confederate-era monuments and other historical assets and make recommendations for their future in Baltimore. The Commission is comprised of four members from the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP), three members from the Baltimore City Public Arts Commission, and a Mayoral staff representative. Over the next six months, the commission will conduct a thorough review of Confederate monuments on City-owned property including gathering research and soliciting public testimony. The commission will hold four public meetings, including at least one in which feedback from the community will be solicited. Public comments are also welcome via mail or email. The commission's report and recommendations are expected to be delivered to the Mayor by early 2016.
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