Street Renaming Update: Harris Street May Still Go to Full Council Meeting on Tuesday

Posted by adnanews | Transportation | Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:18 pm

This morning, the city council utilities committee effectively killed the legislation to rename Cone Street in exchange for renaming Simpson Street while keeping the renaming of Harris Street in play :-( And, city council may vote on the Harris Street renaming to their full council meeting on Tuesday, 1pm. We need as many of you and your friends to be there and speak!

In the meantime, please make a tax-deductible donation to the Atlanta Preservation Center’s legal fund. Make checks payable to (and write “Street Renaming Defense Fund” in the memo):

Atlanta Preservation Center
327 St. Paul Avenue SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312-3129

Please continue to call, write, Tweet, etc. ALL of our city council members and the mayor, in case the legislation makes it to his desk. And, ask your friends and neighbors all over the city to do the same:

1 Comment

  1. Comment by Henry — August 12, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    I hope that the Atlanta City Council will see fit NOT to rename Harris St. to John Portman Blvd. (or some such equivalent foolishness.) I have ALWAYS maintained that new threads can be added to Atlanta’s tapestry of history without old ones being continually wrenched out. Atlanta would do well to realize that it doesn’t have a great depth of history (like some of the world’s very old cities.) Honor the newer heroes, but find a more creative way to it other than constantly renaming streets and causing headaches for everyone.

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