This policy allows the City Council to recognize the significant contributions or importance of certain individuals and organizations to the City, by naming sections of public streets in their honor. The honorary street name does not change or affect the official names of those streets. (Reference Exhibit A, Honorary Street Names Administrative Policy Section 3.7.)
Recognition with an honorary street name shall be reserved for those individuals and organizations that have performed an exemplary act or achievement of lasting interest to the community, which reflects positively on the City of Chino Hills as a whole.
Honorary street names shall not be named after any commercial organization or in a manner to honor any living person.
Signs for honorary street names shall be clearly distinguishable from official street name signs by color, use of the word “honorary” in the legend, and by other design aspects. The street designated to receive an Honorary Street Name shall not exceed one block in length.
To initiate an Honorary Street Name, an application and a petition signed by 66% of the property owners and tenants (commercial and residential) of the street section to receive the Honorary Street Name 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 Honorary Street Name change is supported by 66% of the property owners and tenants (commercial and residential) of the street to be changed, and the application complies with the Honorary Street Name policy, the Community Development Director will forward the request to the City Council with a recommendation for approval.
A recommended placement and design for the Honorary Street Sign is included as Attachment B.