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Downey delays renaming street after space shuttle

October 16, 2009 |  9:29 am

Downey is proud of the city's connection to the space program -- and particularly to the space shuttle Columbia, which crashed in 2003. So city leaders proposed renaming a portion of Clark Avenue around a former NASA facility "Columbia Way." However, officials are finding that making the change is a little harder than expected, according to the Press-Telegram's John Canalis:

Citing the need for more community input, the City Council continued until next week a discussion on whether to rename a stretch of Clark Avenue in honor of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The council took up whether to rename Clark "Columbia Way" between Foster Road and Lakewood Boulevard at this week's meeting but voted the name change down 3-2 because members wanted more feedback from residents. Council members Anne Marie Bayer, Roger C. Brossmer and David R. Gafin voted against the name change; Mayor Mario Guerra and Councilman Luis H. Marquez were in favor.

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