Published on November 20, 2023
Statement by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh:
“We welcome the State Supreme Court Appellate Division's denial of the Columbus Monument Corporation's motion to reargue or be granted leave to be heard by the New York State Court of Appeals. The Appellate Division had previously ruled against the Columbus Monument Corporation allowing us to proceed with the established process to create a heritage and education site that celebrates the rich diversity of Syracuse. Rightfully, that decision stands.
My goal has always been to create a public place that is welcoming to all and honors Italian American heritage. We will continue on that path following the steps in state and local law and involving the community along the way. I stand committed to working with all parties in creating this public space and preserving history.”