The committee has allocated $500,000 to pay for removing the statue, if needed.
That prompted Jackie Nichols, spokesperson for Shreveport Chapter #237 United Daughters of the
Confederacy to issue this statement:
Do not Fund moving the monument in your budget.
NEVER has Shreveport Chapter said that we could or WOULD pay for any moving of our
Caddo Parish leaders could vote to use tax money to move the Confederate Monument from in front of the courthouse. But a vote of the full Caddo Parish Commission is not expected until the first meeting in December.
Caddo Parish Commission President Stormy Gage-Watts says the legal battle over the Confederate Monument in front of the Caddo Courthouse is nearly over, but she says there are still a couple of legal challenges to wrap up.