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Streets in Auburn to Reflect History

Bloomer Cut, Shanghai, Tsuda and Rattler were a few of the names suggested by the Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee and presented at the Auburn City Council meeting Monday night for future street names in the city of Auburn.

The city approved a street naming ordinance at Monday night meeting. The purpose of the ordinance would be to reflect the unique and historic aspects of the city of Auburn in future street names and avoid names that would not pay tribute to the city in some way.

Staff suggested a fee for alternative street name applications to be included in the ordinance at $100 or $200 per application. The council rejected this idea. The council was also concerned with projects already approved such as the Baltimore Ravine Project. Will Wong, Economic Development Director for the city says the ordinance would not be retroactive.

            Naming city streets 

Councilwoman Powers asked to add a section of names to include our natural resources including the American River and the confluence. Mayor Hanley wanted to expend the list of names to include famous Auburnites. Councilmen Kirby wanted to recognize doctors that have contributed to the community. Councilmen Nesbitt, on the SHAAC committee, said he would take additional names for consideration by the committee.

Auburn Civic Center


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