Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Alderman Jeffrey Boyd: Let's Simmer Down With the Honorary Street Names
By Nicholas Phillips
on Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 1:15 PM
Alderman Jeffrey Boyd of the 22nd Ward
thinks they should cool it.
According to a quick search on Google Reader (which aggregates all proposed board bills), our elected officials have introduced twenty street-renaming bills so far in 2010 -- more than twice last year's total.
Alderman Samuel Moore
moved to honor eight different citizens (including Chuck Berry
) with their own streets in the Fourth Ward last month alone. He's up for re-election next year.
would require the Street Department
to pay for the sign before
they put it up. The bill would also limit each alderman to two renamings per year.
Neither Boyd, Moore nor the Street Department immediately returned calls to Daily RFT
City aldermen have gone buck-wild this year renaming streets after people.