Sound Off: What’s the story behind the Hillcrest boulder at Ninth Street and Highland Drive? What was the impetus for putting it there? Who paid for it? Is it on a public right-of-way?
Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: According to the public works department, the neighborhood requested the monument. The neighborhood provided all materials and manpower to complete it. The City Commission approved a right-of-way license agreement that gave the neighborhood authority to install and maintain the monument. If the city needs the right-of-way in the future, the neighborhood will be responsible for removing any of the installations at its cost.