Jacksonville's City Council prepares to heat up the political climate today as General Counsel Michael Fracker steps into the hot seat to face tough questions regarding last week's controversial removal of a Confederate monument from a city park. The mayor's unilateral decision has sparked a firestorm of criticism, and council members are eager to clarify the legal and procedural justifications behind it.
Council members, led by Councilman Nick Howland, maintain that the decision to remove the monument should have rested with the full council, not solely with Mayor Donna Deegan. They raise concerns about executive overreach and. . .