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In a 9-2 vote this week, the Atlanta City Council voted in favor of a resolution that could help change the face of Stone Mountain forever, thereby borrowing the ideas of one enlightened Curbed reader. The council is asking Gov. Nathan "We Must Protect Our Heritage" Deal to form a committee that would study possible changes to the famous Confederate memorial, such as carving into the north face a more eclectic roster of famous Georgians (maybe James Oglethorpe, President Jimmy Carter or Martin Luther King Jr., as the Curbed reader and, now, one councilman has suggested). Councilman Ivory Young took it to another level by saying he's vowed to never visit the park because the rock pays homage to Confederate "terrorists." [AJC; rendering: Mack Williams]