Phoenix Says NO To Downtown BLM Mural

Phoenix Says NO To Downtown BLM Mural

The Phoenix City Council formally rejected the application today.


Apparently the Phoenix City Council didn't get the memo. 

BLM applied for a permit to paint one of their infamous murals in downtown Phoenix and was just rejected!

From AZFamily.com:

The Phoenix City Council has rejected a proposal to install a Black Lives Matter street mural in downtown Phoenix.

The mural was proposed by the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. But on Sept. 1,  that proposal was withdrawn with no discussion or vote. Then, on Wednesday night, in a letter signed by Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher, the City said that "based on existing regulations governing allowable marking in the street, as well as overriding concerns with safety, risks, and federal guidelines for marking on streets, the City of Phoenix cannot accommodate your request."

The mural the organizers had proposed would have contained the words "Black Lives Matter." There would also have been paintings of civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Estrada Chavez, and former United States Representative, the late John Robert Lewis.

New York City, Oakland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago and Tucson are some of the cities that have the approval or already have a mural in their city."

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According to Patch.com, the rejection was justified by the council due to the regulatory problems it would pose and negative effects on traffic:

"Based on existing regulations governing allowable marking in the street, as well as overriding concerns with safety, risks, and federal guidelines for marking on streets, the City of Phoenix cannot accommodate your request," the city wrote.

After the discussion was scrapped, the topic was set to be handled during the city council's most recent executive session, which will not be made public.

The street mural proposed by the street mural organizer would have included the words "Black Lives Matter" with painted portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., César Estrada Chávez and former U.S. Representative John Robert Lewis. Lewis passed away in July after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer.

The mural would likely have been installed near Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix City Hall or the Arizona State Capitol in downtown Phoenix. Cities like Tucson, Minneapolis and New York City have already installed similar street murals.

Some city council members were publicly skeptical about the mural and its potential safety hazards.

"She does not support an initiative that could present a hazard, possibly distracting or confusing drivers, or bringing curious pedestrians onto the street to see the mural," a spokesperson for Debra Stark, who represents Council District 3, previously told Patch."

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That's good enough for me!

One step in the right direction against the Totalitarian Left!

Although, I think the real reason probably goes something like this:


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