...the erection of said statue.
The question is not one of fairness or separation of church and state, etc. To me, it's a simple decision by those in charge of the property. It's a property ownership question. Since this is a government-owned property, the question then is, who has authority of the local government employees to make such decisions about the grounds/ facilities? Is it one person, or a committee of persons?
Whoever it is, THEY make the decision. And then if the local people don't like the decision, they can raise hell and initiate a change in outcome through getting people fired through elections or other protests and lobbying.
If I wanted to raise a statue on my own private property, I should be free to do so. It's a property-ownership question.
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