Caldwell City council to vote on recognizing Juneteenth as city holiday

The City of Caldwell will vote on whether to officially recognize Juneteenth as a holiday.

Juneteenth National Independence Day was federally recognized in 2021 as a time to honor Black Americans.

CBS2 reports Caldwell Mayor Jarom Wagoner proposed that Juneteenth be recognized as a city holiday.

The Caldwell City council will take a vote during their meeting on July 17.

If approved, the change will take effect in 2023.