Danville, VA-- The city of Danville could be facing a lawsuit if city council votes for an ordinance that bans Confederate flags on city-owned flag poles.
An attorney from Suffolk, Fred Taylor, sent a letter to Danville's City Attorney saying a resolution states the confederate memorial at the Danville Museum cannot be altered and removing the flag would violate Virginia law.
Taylor said his clients, Danville citizens and the Heritage Preservation Association, will sue if the law and resolution are violated.
Danville's deputy city manager said the ordinance comes after city council asked the city attorney to further investigate options which would lead to removal of the flag.
The ordinance recommends just the American flag, the Virginia flag, the City of Danville flag, and the POW/MIA flag be flown on city-owned flag poles. This ordinance does not stop any other flags flying on public or private property.
Council will vote next Thursday.