SOUTH HAVEN — Although neighboring cities such as Kalamazoo and Benton Harbor have allowed the painting of Black Lives Matter murals on their city streets, it doesn’t appear at this point that South Haven officials favor the idea.

City Council members on Monday decided not to vote on two mural requests by South Haven resident Mo’Nique Crowley, who helped organize the peaceful Black Lives Matter march and protest in May. Her first proposal is for a mural to be painted on Phoenix Street in front of city hall, stating the words, “Black Lives Matter” in a variety of colors – an identical request she made to the council in August. Her other request is for another, more artistic mural to be painted on the restroom building at Elkenburg Park.