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Stop renaming Portland streets.

Not only have they chosen one of the best Blogger themes, but the folks at cafe unknown have also put together a wonderful piece laying out much more eloquently than I would - why we should not be renaming Portland's streets, and how there are better more appropriate options.

Please Please stop renaming Portland's streets. Portland has history too. And changing the names of the streets to honor those who were not really even part of Portland's history does a disservice to all of those who have made Portland their home in the last 150 some odd years.

If you want to name new streets - fine. But keep the old ones. Please.

Comments

Kenny said…
Is this like 205 being named the Veteran's Memorial Highway?
ValkRaider said…
Not really, because it is still 205. "Veterans Memorial Highway" doesn't get rid of 205...

More specifically thinks like renaming "Portland Blvd." to "Rosa Parks". I mean they renamed PORTLAND - the street that carries our city's name!

And it is happening again and again...
Richard said…
Please come to the meeting regarding the name change they are proposing for Interstate Ave. October 3rd and 9th at Ockley Green.

The renaming of Portland Blvd was against city rules.
17.93.010 Criteria For Renaming a City Street.

A. Any individual or organization may apply to the City to rename a City street. City streets may only be renamed after a prominent person. Such prominent person must be:

1. a person who has achieved prominence as a result of his or her significant, positive contribution to the United States of America and/or the local community;

2. a real person; and

3. a person who has been deceased for at least five years.
Richard said…
Please come to the meetings regarding the name change of Interstate Ave. Oct 3rd and 9th at Ockley Green. Also, against city rules, they renamed Portland Blvd. 17.93.010 Criteria For Renaming a City Street.

A. Any individual or organization may apply to the City to rename a City street. City streets may only be renamed after a prominent person. Such prominent person must be:

1. a person who has achieved prominence as a result of his or her significant, positive contribution to the United States of America and/or the local community;

2. a real person; and

3. a person who has been deceased for at least five years.

Rosa Parks died 2 years ago.
Patricia BORN IN PORTLAND said…
I THINK WE SHOULD FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST POTTER AND THE CITY COUNSEL.

How DARE THEY not follow the rules!

How DARE THEY not follow the wishes of the people.

Let's bring it to a vote of the people!!

I was born in Portland in 1950 and I don't want all the names of MY streets changed. Name some street in the RICH part of Portland after Chavez!!! Leave Interstate alone.

Patricia

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