The County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved guidelines for the honorary naming of bridges in unincorporated areas.
The policy sets forth a process by which communities can name a bridge after a person or entity, designated by signs on each end of the bridge. There are 85 bridges under the county’s jurisdiction, according to a staff report.
Under the rules, the person being honored must be deceased. The person or entity must have provided “extraordinary public service or some exemplary contribution to the public good” and should have a connection to the community in which the bridge is located.
The request must be accompanied by a petition signed by at least 100 residents of the unincorporated community where the bridge is located and then placed on the agenda of the local community planning group, if applicable.
If approved by that group, the county supervisor representing the community in which the bridge is located may choose to sponsor the naming and submit it for a vote of the supervisors.
—City News Service
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