Palm Springs says it will move Frank Bogert statue from City Hall to storage on Tuesday

The statue of Frank Bogert in front of City Hall in Palm Springs, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. Bogert served as mayor from 1958 to 1966 and from 1982 to 1988.

The City of Palm Springs announced Monday evening that the controversial statue of former Palm Springs Mayor Frank Bogert will be removed from its longtime home in front of City Hall on Tuesday morning.

The statue will be transported to the city yard, where it will be stored. The removal of the statue is due to take place at 8 a.m. The Art Collective, a Palm Desert-based art services company, was hired to remove and transport the statue.

The statue is expected to be moved a day before a scheduled court hearing in which an attorney representing the Friends of Frank Bogert group planned to seek a restraining order that would prevent the city from removing the controversial statue.

The announcement that the city will remove the statue also comes just three days after an attorney for Friends of Frank Bogert, which is seeking to keep the statue at City Hall, filed for a temporary restraining order. A hearing on that restraining order is set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Riverside.

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