Author Topic: Toney Sleiman Pushing to Rename Beach Boulevard  (Read 1168 times)

Charles Hunter

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Re: Toney Sleiman Pushing to Rename Beach Boulevard
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2020, 02:41:23 PM »
As someone once said, with 13 votes, the Council can do anything.   :D

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Re: Toney Sleiman Pushing to Rename Beach Boulevard
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2020, 02:47:48 PM »
As someone once said, with 13 votes, the Council can do anything.   :D

Maybe, but they will be opening Pandora's box.  How about naming my street after me!

Think about the value of real estate on Beach Blvd.  Watch it go down as what business would want that long winded, religiously-oriented address?  Not very business friendly.

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Re: Toney Sleiman Pushing to Rename Beach Boulevard
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2020, 03:21:37 PM »
Part 3
This might be a problem
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Re-naming Street Names In Honor of Prominent Individuals. Streets may only be renamed after a person if:
(1)  The person has achieved prominence as a result of his or her significant, positive contribution to the United States of America, Florida and/or the local community;
(2)  The person has been deceased for at least five years;
(3)  The person has resided in the community within five miles of the street name change for at least ten years;
(4)  Waiver of any provision of this Section shall require a vote of two-thirds of all Council Members;

1 - tenuous, may need a waiver of this one
2 - certainly
3 - definitely need a waiver for this one

All those are mere suggestions, silly.

Last year, Councilman Gaffney carried legislation to rename part of West 1st Street in Springfield to "Reverend Henry T Rhim Boulevard", a local (living) pastor who has a church on that stretch. It was a chose-your-battle scenario for SPAR, and it was technically just outside the Historic District, so it wasn't objected to and passed with ease.

In 2013, Gaffney attempted to change ALL of West 1st Street in Springfield to honor the same pastor, but that was shot down by HPC/SPAR because it was in the Historic District.

COJ controls 1st Street. FDOT Controls Beach Blvd. Much different group of players.

Charles Hunter

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Re: Toney Sleiman Pushing to Rename Beach Boulevard
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2020, 04:06:18 PM »
FDOT does not usually get involved in what local governments call roads.  To FDOT it will be State Road 212 and US 90.  FDOT probably won't even ask the City to help pay the cost of changing all the street name signs (but should).

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Re: Toney Sleiman Pushing to Rename Beach Boulevard
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2020, 12:11:53 PM »


Think about the value of real estate on Beach Blvd.  Watch it go down as what business would want that long winded, religiously-oriented address?  Not very business friendly.

Interesting.  I hadn't realized that much of property value was drizen by the street name.

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Re: Toney Sleiman Pushing to Rename Beach Boulevard
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2020, 01:19:53 PM »
This is just… bizarre.
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