District Councilor Sarai Rivera on Columbus Statue
District Councilor Sarai Rivera called into Talk of the Commonwealth to talk about her call to have a community wide discussion on the statue of Christopher Columbus at Washington Square. She wants it removed. By a 5-5 vote with one recusal the City Council voted not to have the discussion. That means the statue will remain, for now. Rivera says many are offended by its presence and it should not be on city property.