Black Lives Matter Mural Will Be Removed From Greenwood Ave

Tuesday, August 4th 2020, 9:23 am
By: News On 6


City of Tulsa officials say the Black Lives Matter mural on Greenwood Avenue will be removed.

Officials said they spoke with the property owner of the buildings in that area.

"The property owner indicated they do not want the mural to remain. The merchant and tenant association indicated they do not want the mural to remain," officials said.

The city said "Following the City Council’s determination last week not to issue a permit and the conclusion of stakeholder discussions today, the City will now proceed with removal of the mural when such action can be scheduled."

On Tuesday, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum stated on social media that "it is a beautiful mural. The message is an important one, and its location is a powerful one given all that Greenwood means to Tulsa."

However, as city officials said, the mural will be removed as it was not permitted and the property owner has indicated they don't want it to remain.

Mayor Bynum said there are other options.

 "There is a visible location on private property that doesn’t present the same challenges. Based on discussions yesterday, I think there is a nearby property owner who wants the City Council to consider a permit option in a different location. That will be at the Council’s discretion," said Mayor Bynum.