Letter from LCIA President Trey Babin
RENAMING THE STREETS – OVERVIEW
This past June the City Council established the City Council Street Renaming Committee (CCRSC) in order to consider renaming certain streets, parks, and public places in the city that honor/memorialize white supremacists. The Committee has the responsibility for making recommendations on the following:
1. A list of streets, parks, and places that should be renamed;
2. A proposed list of replacement names for each recommended street, park, or place;
3. A process to facilitate both educating residents and receiving public feedback on the proposed change.
As part of the process, the CCRSC has created their own website at www.nolaccsrc.org that illustrates a map of the proposed streets, parks, and public places to be renamed. In addition to the map, the website also includes a brief history of the persons who the street, park or public place is assumed to be named after. The most interactive feature of the website is the “SUBMIT FEEDBACK” button in the heading. By clicking on this button, citizens have the ability to indicate the District they live in as well as voice their opinion on the following:
Name of Street, Parks, or Public Places Suggested for Renaming – if you would like to see a street, park or public place renamed;
Recommendation of New Name – if you would like to suggest a new name for a street, park, or public place;
Explanation of Recommendation – give the reasoning for the new name of the street, park, or public place;
Links to Reference Materials – allows you to post any written documentation that may be relevant to the renaming discussion.
The more input the Committee receives from the citizens of Lakeview and District A, the better understanding they will have of our community’s position on the matter.
THE LAKEVIEW FIVE – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUESTED!!!
As of now, there are five (5) streets in Lakeview that are under consideration of being renamed: Bragg, Lane, Walker, Mouton, and Robert E. Lee. If anyone has any historical information, documentation, or writings of who these streets were named after, I would ask that you go to the CCSRC website and submit that information, or send the information to LCIA so that we can forward the information to the Committee for their consideration in the process. The sooner this information is received by the Committee, the more time they will have to consider the merits of renaming the streets, so we would ask that you submit any information as soon as possible.
UPCOMING MEETING – 11/30/20 at 6:30 (VIA ZOOM) - INPUT ENCOURAGED!!!
Committee members of the CCRSC originally wanted to meet with the members of our community in order to allow community members to ask questions and voice their opinions regarding the renaming of the streets, parks, and public places, however, due to COVID restrictions, they have not been allowed to meet in person. As an alternative, members of the Committee have called a community outreach meeting to hear from the Lakeview community.
The Committee’s meeting will take place on November 30, 2020, at 6:30 pm (See Zoom Invitation below).
Their meeting will be an opportunity for the Lakeview citizens to give input on which streets should be renamed, and what name they should be replaced with. Again, this will probably be one of the few chances the community will be able to speak directly with Committee members and give their views on the subject. Therefore, I would invite all of the Lakeview community to attend the Committee’s meeting in order to ask any questions they may have for the Committee, as well as to voice their opinions on the process.
Zoom Meeting Invitation:
Topic: CCSRC Lakeview Meeting
Time: Nov 30, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 958 5712 3842
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