PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Voters will get to weigh in on whether the Confederate monument in Portsmouth's Olde Towne should stay or go.
A divided City Council voted to hold a referendum on the issues. According to our partners at The Virginian-Pilot, the decision came during a meeting Tuesday night. Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe has previously said he supports moving the 19th century monument off of Court Street.
Councilman Bill Moody told the paper the non-binding ballot referendum will happen "in November, or some appropriate time."
Council also passed a resolution that supports moving the monument to Cedar Grove Cemetery.