“It is important to never forget the history of our great city; and, these monuments, memorials, and markers represent a time in our history that caused pain to so many.” It’s just one part of a statement from Jacksonville’s City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche, as she announces she’s starting the process of removing Confederate memorials, monuments, and markers from City property. Brosche says the “horrific and unacceptable” weekend incidents in Charlottesville, Virginia are part of the reason for her stance. LISTEN: BROSCHE HAS NO DESIRE TO ERASE HISTORY She further cites the Florida Senate removing Confederate items from public places in Tallahassee and action of former Governor Jeb Bush. Brosche says she has ordered the Parks and Rec Department and Planning Department to inventory all of these items on public property. She then intends to propose legislation to move them where they can be “respectfully preserved and historically contextualized” in museums and educational institutions. Council Member Bill Gulliford tells WOKV News he does not support making any changes. “Do we make it so that we hide the things that maybe we’re not so proud of and sanitize it? I’m not a proponent of that”, said Gulliford. Fellow Council Member Tommy Hazouri says a conversation is necessary, and he supports the approach taken by Brosche. Councilman Garrett Dennis says he completely supports Brosche’s proposal, calling it strong leadership. But, Councilman John Crescimbeni seemed to take a more middle-of-the-road approach, saying he's open to discussion. 'I certainly don't have a problem having this conversation, but I do not want to restrict it to just Confederate markers, memorials, and monuments. I think if we're going to develop a policy about what we want on our landscape, in terms of recognizing, or remembering, or whatever, it should be a policy based on actions and deeds, not restricted to some specific time period,' says Crescimbeni. Crescimbeni says it's important, as a city, to set parameters on what we're going to memorialize and pay tribute to and what we’re not. As for Councilman Samuel Newby, he says, at this point, he doesn't have an opinion on the matter. 'I'm looking at both sides of it and I will make a decision in due time, but, like I said, I haven't made a decision on way or another,' explains Newby. Council member Scott Wilson tells WOKV, he's keeping an open-mind about the idea, but he is concerned about the cost of moving monuments. Wilson says, 'I plan on remaining open-minded, but I'm hesitant to make any changes, especially with our budgets being so tight. This money could be spent on children's programs, whether it be after-school programs, swimming lessons, or what have you. So, I'm a little hesitant to spend the money to do it right now.' Meanwhile, Mayor Lenny Curry isn't giving a definitive stance either way. Instead, Curry says he will continue to focus on his priorities, which include public safety. 'Any issue that doesn't line up with the priorities that I've laid out and that I'm facing everyday, it's city council's right, job, and their role to determine their priorities and for me to evaluate that legislation if they pass it at that time. And that's how I'll handle this, like other legislation,' says Curry. Curry goes on to stress his public safety focus, saying, 'I'm getting up every day, facing the idea that kids are shooting kids, fighting violent crime, reinvesting in public safety that was neglected before I got here. And the removal of a single monument would not have stopped the shootings of kids at the Jacksonville Landing last year, the 2-year-old, Aiden, that was shot in a drive-by, just over a year ago. So I remain focused and committed to the priorities that I've laid out.' If a bill looking to move Confederate monuments lands on his desk, Curry says he will evaluate it at that time. A spokesperson for Duval County Public Schools declined to comment directly on this issue, instead saying that their focus right now is the first day of school. In late 2013, the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School was changed to Westside High School. Forrest was a Confederate General and believed to be the leader of the KKK. WOKV News has requested statements from other city leaders on their opinion of studying, keeping or removing Confederate markers on City property.