City Council Creates Committee to Examine Street Renaming

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At its June 18 meeting, the New Orleans City Council passed a motion establishing the City Council Street Renaming Commission, an advisory committee that will take the lead in a public engagement process to consider renaming certain streets, parks and public places in New Orleans that honor white supremacists. 

The Commission will consist of nine members and serve for a full calendar year with the responsibility for making the following recommendations

  1. A list of streets, parks, and places that should be renamed, accompanied by a detailed explanation.
  2. A proposed list of replacement names for each recommended street, park, or place, accompanied by a detailed explanation.
  3. A process to facilitate both educating residents and receiving public feedback on the proposed changes.