Information on cross vandals may be worth $1000.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Monterey City Council will consider offering $1000 for tips that lead to the arrest of vandals who chopped down the historic Del Monte Beach cross last month.
The cross was erected in 1969 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Spanish explorers to the Monterey Bay.
Last week, the city council voted to restore the cross—on one condition. Interested citizens must come up with a $50,000 war chest to defend the city against an almost certain lawsuit by those who believe that such a religious symbol does not belong on public property. It will take up the reward issue at its October 20 meeting.