PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) — Pueblo city officials are meeting Monday to discuss the future of the Christopher Columbus statue in town. It’s been the subject of heated debate the last few months, with people arguing about whether it should stay or go.
Leaders are considering a possible emergency ordinance to put the issue on the November ballot.READ MORE: Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter Wheelchair
The monument is located at 100 E. Abriendo Ave., in front of the Rawlings Library.READ MORE: MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship Drawing
It has been in that location for 115 years and is registered as a National Historic Place.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted Population
A plaque on the monument reads: “In memory of Christopher Columbus with the hope that the glorious date of October 12, 1095 may be remembered in the world.”