Friday, July 13, 2012
An end to politically-motivated renamings?
From Eyewitness News:
A proposed law could prevent New York City landmarks from being named after people who are still alive.
City Councilman Peter Vallone is fighting for a ban on the practice of renaming city-owned property for living politicians.
This comes after the Queensboro Bridge was renamed for former Mayor Ed Koch and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera announced his campaign to name the Willis Avenue Bridge for former Mayor David Dinkins.
Vallone feels the new tradition could be used to get endorsements or campaign help from people who are still involved in the city's politics.
The Daily News points out that Vallone's name is plastered on public garbage cans in his district. D'Oh!