'A' Mountain makeover on holdPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's one of the symbols of the city, 'A' Mountain. Some city leaders would like to use that symbol to honor the victims of the Safeway shootings.
A month since the Safeway shootings, And the city is still trying to cope with the tragedy.
"How could someting like this happen in our city," said Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup.
The images still fresh on the minds of city council members. And Tuesday in session city leaders wrestled with how best to honor the victims and survivorws.
"I thought of 'A' Mountain because its an iconic gathering place for the community," said Councilman Steve Kozachik.
Steve Kozachik and Regina Romero teamed up in support of painting 'A' Mountain white. It was supposed to be a sign of unity, a way to help heal.
"Once you throw an idea out there it generates reaction," said Councilman Kozachik.
Everyone has a different idea of how to proceed with a memorial. So, the council passed a motion, in essence, taking a step back, allowing the community to get involved in the decision making process.
"We have to ask the question, 'What would you like? Where do you think it should go,'" said Walkup.
"At the end of the day, however we memorialize this event and victims, we need to make sure its something the community wants and not just two members of council," said Kozachik.
So for now, 'A' Mountain's makeover is on hold.