By: AP
By: AP

PEMBROKE PINES, Florida Plans for a South Florida memorial to the victims of 9/11 are being reconsidered after an outcry from taxpayers.

Pembroke Pines city commissioners approved a plan last month for a 2,000-square-foot stone and glass memorial including a piece of a
World Trade Center girder. Its price tag was put at about $1 million.

But commissioners and other city officials say they've been flooded with calls from residents who object to the expense of the project.

Mayor Frank Ortis says it's a "projected everybody loves" but that carries an "expense that people are concerned with."

The plan will be reconsidered at a meeting Jan. 25.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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