Columbus Day expected to go away in Oberlin

Aug 20, 2017 715

BY: Jodi Weinberger

Big crowds are anticipated for a Council meeting Monday night where the city’s leaders are expected to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. Interim Police Chief Mike McCloskey said additional officers will be stationed at the doors of City Hall, where all visitors are asked to go through a metal detector.

Visitors are required to go through a metal detector for every meeting — not just this one — and the extra officers will make the process faster because all bags will be searched. McCloskey said people would be turned away after maximum capacity is reached, which is 100 for Council chambers and 50 for the lobby where a broadcast of the meeting is broadcast.

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