The meeting comes on the heels of the decision last week by city officials to remove a memorial to Martin outside of The Retreat of Twin Lakes. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. said the memorial was cataloged and moved to the Sanford Museum. The decision was meet by opposition from the community.
In a press release Thursday city officials wrote, “The purpose of the meeting is to have a community conversation so citizens can share their thoughts on what would be appropriate ways to express sympathy and condolences for the loss of Trayvon Martin’s life and others who have been killed in our city.
“We encourage residents to come out and share their views on what would be fitting expressions of respect and compassion.”
The meeting will be held Monday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall in the city commission chambers at 300 N. Park Ave.