Community activist Mary Carey delivered a petition to rename Emancipation Park to City Hall late last week. The petition calls council's decision to name it Emancipation Park insulting, heartless, and inhumane because the name conjures up reminders of slavery.
The petition has more than 500 signatures, including 247 signatures collected online.
City Council is set to discuss the petition at its meeting on February 20.
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