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Confederate Names Task Force Background Information

On June 23, 2020, the Board requested that History Commission create an inventory of Confederate street names, Confederate monuments, and Confederate public places in the county; research legal and financial implications of name changes; and seek input from other county entities. On December 8, 2020, the History Commission provided their report at the Land Use Policy Committee meeting.

Following up on the History Commission report, the Board directed staff to provide more information on the process to change the names of the two primary roadways (and possibly other significant secondary roads and public facilities) by the end of January 2021. 

Additionally, the Board asked staff to:

  • explain the existing County process for changing the name of a secondary road in a neighborhood 
  • provide information about changing the names of subdivisions for the benefit of citizens interested in making those changes
  • coordinate with neighboring jurisdictions that are undertaking name change processes and return to the Board with information about those processes 
  • provide a report about the history of the naming and renaming of the Magisterial Districts. 

The task force will seek public input as it prepares its recommendations and should the Board choose to advance the recommendations, it is suggested that the Board hold one or more public hearings in early 2022. If the Board desires to changes the names of one or both roads, they will make a formal request to the Commonwealth Transportation Board and agree to pay the cost to change the street signs.

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