Monday, June 26, 2017

STATEMENT: Bolding encourages Phoenix City Council to push forward street name policy change

Contact: C. Murphy Hebert

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Reginald Bolding, D-Phoenix (District 27), released this statement regarding the proposed update to Phoenix's street naming policy that the city council will consider Tuesday afternoon:

"I'm pleased to see the Phoenix Mayor and City Council respond to calls for action from members of the community who want to see street names reflect the city's commitment to inclusion and diversity. The current process does not provide a method to change offensive or derogatory street names that denigrate Phoenix's rich cultural and ethnic heritage.  

"The mayor and city council can and should update that policy as soon as possible. I am encouraged to see this issue on the meeting agenda for Tuesday and consider it an indication that city leaders recognize this as a priority. I urge all city council members to support this policy change. It's the right thing to do for our city."


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