If you want to have your say in the renaming of the Blue Line Transit Mall Station to the Downtown Long Beach Station, attend the service council meeting this Thursday or write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the press release from Metro with more information:
The Metro Gateway Cities Service Council will receive a presentation, and accept public comment, on the potential renaming of the Blue Line ‘Transit Mall’ Station to the ‘Downtown Long Beach Station.’ The Service Council meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at Salt Lake Park Community Center, located at 3401 East Florence Avenue in Huntington Park.
The City of Long Beach has requested the new station name following a community survey they conducted. Metro’s station naming policy includes a procedure for seeking community input on station names, and requires that any changes to an existing station name be authorized by a two-thirds vote of Metro’s Board of Directors. Metro’s Board will be presented with this request for information purposes only later this month. They could act on the request as soon as their September meeting.
Jon Hillmer, Director of Metro’s Regional Service Councils, is hopeful that the public will attend and participate in this meeting. “We are always appreciative of the public’s comments on Metro service and programs. The Service Councils present an excellent opportunity for the public to share their thoughts and ideas about Metro, and we welcome the public’s involvement and thoughts about the proposed new station name. If anyone cannot attend this meeting, but would like to comment on the proposed station name, they are welcome to submit comments in writing by e-mailing to email@example.com.”
The Metro Gateway Cities Service Council is one of five Metro Service Councils representing different regions of Los Angeles County. The other four Service Councils represent the regions of: San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, and Westside/Central.
Metro Service Councils review and take action on staff recommendations for service modifications, receive public input on Metro bus and rail service, conduct public hearings, evaluate Metro bus programs, and make policy recommendations to the Metro Board about service in the area they represent. For more information about Metro’s Service Councils, visit their website http://www.metro.net/about/local-service-councils/.