Herenton rips Tom Lee Park plan, says Strickland delaying decision until after election

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 18, 2019 5:41 PM CT | Published: July 18, 2019 11:55 AM CT
<strong>Mayoral contender and former mayor Willie Herenton denounces the Tom Lee Park plan during a press conference in Butler Park overlooking Tom Lee Park on&nbsp; Thursday, July 18.&nbsp;&ldquo;I emphatically oppose this plan with every fiber of my being. We must not be silent,&rdquo; Herenton said.</strong>&nbsp;(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Mayoral contender and former mayor Willie Herenton denounces the Tom Lee Park plan during a press conference in Butler Park overlooking Tom Lee Park on Thursday, July 18. “I emphatically oppose this plan with every fiber of my being. We must not be silent,” Herenton said. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Memphis mayoral contender Willie Herenton says plans to change Tom Lee Park are “asinine” and he accused Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland of delaying a decision on the changes proposed by the Memphis River Parks Partnership until after the Oct. 3 race.

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2019 Memphis Elections Jim Strickland Memphis River Parks Partnership Tom Lee Park Willie Herenton

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