As I suspect is the case with a number of people, I didn't pay much attention when the discussion first began. Mayor Mick Cornett recommended the new downtown boulevard, which will replace the current stretch of relocated I-40, be called "Oklahoma City Boulevard." Very early in the process, I thought. Still plenty of time to open it up for suggestions.
Perhaps not. Yesterday, the City Council accepted the name, and funding for permanent signage has been discussed. Some aren't happy with "Oklahoma City Boulevard," or at least with the manner in which it was chosen. Oklahoman writer Steve Lackmeyer asks in a recent blog, "Considering this is supposed to be a grand new entry to downtown, is the sole opinion of a man whose career was in sports broadcasting (he did video production for a short time before being elected mayor) good enough for dismissing any public input..."?
What do you think? Do you like the name "Oklahoma City Boulevard," or can you do better?
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