The New Ulm Human Rights Commission issued a formal response to the increase in hate speech at the art wall. The commission unanimously agreed to submit a letter to the city manager and New Ulm Park and Recreation requesting the elimination of hate speech at the art wall to become a greater priority. The letter drafted by the commission noted that the recent hate speech at the wall was reported to the police and Park and Rec days before any action was taken. The hate speech was ultimately covered by volunteer community members. The commission is requesting the parks department commit to cover hate speech within 24 hours and/or enlist other agencies for assistance.