City of Portland Street Renaming Process
Has this street renaming process ever been used?
No. Portland City Code Chapter 17.93 has never been used to rename a city street. The
Portland City Council has the legal right to waive many provisions of the City Code, and it has renamed two streets without using this process.
Does the City of Portland have any pending street renaming requests?
Yes. The City of Portland has received one completed application to rename a street after César E. Chavez (1927-1993), a Latino civil rights and labor leader. (who opposed illegal immigration)
How much will this process cost the City?
The City has budgeted $150,000 to cover the entire cost of renaming a city street, including new street signs, public notices, and independent consultant staff to facilitate the application process and make recommendations to City Council regarding any changes to the current process.
Couldn't that 150K better be used to hire another diversity manager or two?