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Santa Fe to set up commission to address cultural sensitivity

Brittany Costello
Updated: October 15, 2020 06:31 PM
Created: October 15, 2020 05:56 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Santa Fe's mayor and the city council are forming a special commission to address cultures, art, reconciliation and truth.

The decision comes after protesters tore down the obelisk in the Santa Fe Plaza. 

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People in the community spoke out Wednesday night during the Santa Fe City Council meeting. They called on leaders to act.

"I do think, mayor, we need a step up in leadership and I'm asking you for that," said City Councilor Joanne Vigil Coppler.

Webber obliged, and said the commission will give a voice to the community, provide guidelines for statues and identify ongoing steps. 

"We need to just come together as a community, and be able to begin that healing process to move forward," said City Councilor Michael Garcia.

The commission is expected to be set up within a couple of weeks.


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