This policy is intended to ensure that the renaming of any City street follows specific guidelines and enables the residents and visitors of the community to describe their location for emergency and basic services for their health, safety, and welfare. It also enables responding emergency and basic service personnel to easily find the location of any resident needing or requesting services.
Proposed name changes would be subject to the Street Renaming Administrative Policy Section 3.6 and Street Naming Administrative Policy Section 3.4, attached as Exhibits A and B, respectively. Provisions of these policies include:
- Historic names and/or names referring to applicable geographic features shall be used wherever practicable.
- Streets shall not be named after any commercial organization or in a manner to honor any living person.
- A street name shall contain eighteen (18) characters or less.
To initiate a street name change, an application and a petition signed by 100% of the property owners and tenants (commercial and residential) of the street to be changed shall be submitted to the Community Development Department. A Trust Deposit Account (TDA) shall be opened in the amount as established by resolution of the City Council to cover staff costs associated with processing the application.
If the name change is supported by 100% of the property owners and tenants (commercial and residential) of the street to be changed, and the application complies with the City Street Naming policy, the Community Development Director will forward the change request to the City Council with a recommendation for approval.