Vice Mayor Proposes Renaming First Street
America Avenue Recognizes Diversity
Last updated 3/22/2019 at 1:38pm
Vice Mayor Robin Gibson floated an idea at the March 19 Lake Wales City Commission meeting he admits some people might find "nutty."
Gibson proposed renaming First Street, the major North-South road through the City. He wants to call it "America Avenue."
"It shows the diversity of our community and the diversity of our City as well," Gibson said.
Gibson noted First Street is a long road that connects many neighborhoods.
Commissioner Terrye Howell reminded him that the NAACP was shot down a few years ago when they wanted to name a major city road after former President Obama.
Gibson said A...