No One Shows Up for Ten Commandments Public Comment Hearing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - After months of controversy about a Ten Commandments monument on capitol grounds, only crickets could be heard at the latest meeting over the future of its replacement. 

A subcommittee of the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission quickly adjourned Thursday morning after no one showed up for its public comment hearing.

The changes in question include four security posts around the monument and repairs to its base. The commission has already approved the monument itself and its location. 

The special projects coordinator for the Arkansas Secretary of State said she was surprised by the turnout since all of the other hearings have been packed. 

"However, this meeting was specifically about the new security features and just the modified base proposal so that apparently did not gather a lot of attention and comment from the public," said Danielle Fusco.

The changes are now in the hands of the full commission for approval at its meeting Tuesday. If approved, construction can begin immediately. 

The Satanic Temple promises to file suit within a week of the monument's reinstallation.

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