Sunday, June 1, 2014

City Council Approves Names for Future Street Naming With Council Member Lee Voicing Concern About That Action (153)

At its meeting on May 27, the Davis City Council adopted two lists of “Historical” and other names “to be used for Future Street Naming” (Images 1, 2 and 3). The two lists are reproduced in images 4, and 5.

City staff presented this action as a “consent” item and it was only discussed because Council member Brett Lee “pulled” it. He expressed concerns that in many ways the two lists seemed not accurately to express “the priorities of our community.”

I found the 18 minutes of Council discussion of this topic quite interesting and thinking other people might like to view it, I have uploaded the segment to YouTube. It can be viewed here:

People interested in the wider context of the topic of naming streets and other public features might find it helpful also to read these posts:

“Street Naming and the Politics of Memory:”

“. . . Street Naming . . . Inequity & Invidiousness:”