New Guidelines for Renaming Streets to be Proposed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/21/08

New Guidelines for Renaming Streets to be Proposed

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Lubbock City Council members are set to consider new rules for renaming streets. They'll hear the proposal from the task force on Thursday.   

Mac Davis Lane, All Saints Way, and Martin Luther King Blvd. are three examples of newly named streets that would not pass the new street renaming criteria. 

On Thursday Martha York of the Streets Renaming Task Force will present her ideas to the City Council.  She says that she is feeling very confident. 

"Absolutely. I think from all the feedback we are getting I feel like we have done something that will be very positively accepted by the council," said York.

Some of the street renaming guidelines include, that the designee must have lived in Lubbock or have a unique connection to the city and must be deceased.  York says that if these criteria are passed there would be no more streets that would be renamed. 

"They would only carry honorary designations," said York.

According to Lubbock City Councilman Todd Klein, Thursday's proposal will help give some clear direction for the future.  

"Hopefully what this will do going forward is provide a clear road map for people. If you want to do a street name change here are some of the parameters and you are welcome to pursue it," said Klein.

York says Lubbock is not known for the names of its streets, but how easy they are to travel.

"People really like the fact that our city is so easy to navigate and that is a reputation that we have," said York. 

York said that nothing will happen to Martin Luther King Blvd. or any of the other newly renamed streets if the proposal is approved it would take place from here on out.

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