Confederate flag draws pointed reaction
Tampa elected officials weighed in today on the Confederate Flag controversy. WMNF spoke with several members of the Tampa City Council as well as Mayor Pam Iorio.
âI think that such a large confederate flag right off our interstate system is inappropriate. I think itâs divisive for our community, for any community,â Iorio said.
Tampa City Council Chair Thomas Scott represents District 5, which includes East Tampa. âMy hope is the Board of County Commissioners will address that,â Scott said.
John Dingfelder is the Tampa City Council member representing District 4, South Tampa. âI think itâs really unfortunate because itâs a symbol,â Dingfelder said.
West Tampa is represented on City Council by Charlie Miranda. "Well, thatâs a county issue but itâs also a lot larger than a county issue," Miranda said.
But Joseph Caetano, who represents District 7 has a more laissezâfaire attitude about the confederate flag than his City Council colleagues. âI really donât know much about it but I think people have the right to do what they want on their own property,â Caetano said.
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