Friday, June 21, 2013

Citizens sue Memphis council over Parks


A few days ago we filed a lawsuit against the Memphis City Council over their illegal attempt to rename our 3 Confederate parks. It was filed in Chancery Court in Shelby County.

Here is the lead quote from the press release to the Commercial Appeal.

"Nine Memphis residents and a group called Citizens to Save Our Parks filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn the city's renaming of Confederate Park, Forrest Park and Jefferson Davis Park in February.
The lawsuit, filed in Shelby County Chancery Court, names the City of Memphis and the City Council as defendants and claims that the council had no legal or statutory authority to pass ordinances or a resolution to rename the parks. It asks for a court judgment declaring the council's Feb. 5 resolution renaming the parks "null, void and invalid." It says that prior to April 1, the mayor had "the sole authority to rename the parks" and the mayor has taken no action.  The new Tennessee Heritage Protection Act prohibits any renaming after April 1."

And we REALLY need your donations now to help fund this momentous lawsuit.
Please donate:
Citizens to Save Our Parks
PO Box 241875
Memphis, TN 38124
Lee Millar
Citizens To SAVE Our Parks