Murally Ambiguous - Shaun Thurston's Mural on Forsyth Street
The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission recently made a decision regarding a new mothballing application. The commission voted 4-3 in favor of approving the mothballing about a building on Forsyth street that has a mural painted on it. The decision does not include any special conditions for the mural. Attorney Jennifer Mansfield was vocal about keeping the application as conditioned.
"Judges that disregard the law to do what they think is better rather than following the law are activist judges because they’re not supposed to make the laws; they’re supposed to apply the laws … If there's enough public support to change the law, then so be it. … I'll go out and apply that changed law," said Ms. Mansfield.