Consider Mayor McTaggart’s
proposal to name the Forrestal Nature Preserve in honor of Jennette Mucha.
At the City Council
meeting on June 12,
2002 Mayor McTaggart presented a proclamation in memory of Jeannette Mucha
to Valerie Mucha, and said that he was going to propose to the Council
that the Forrestal Preserve be renamed the Jeannette Mucha Preserve. The
Mayor has asked that his proposal be placed on the City Council agenda
Although the City
has no formal policy for naming public facilities and sites in honor of
persons, there are precedents. Fred Hesse Park and Community Center is
named for a City founder, Robert Ryan Park is named for a former Mayor
and Councilmember, Vanderlip Park is named for an original Peninsula landowner
and there is a GPS monument named in honor of Dr. Perry Ehlig.
In addition to considering
Mayor McTaggart’s proposal the City Council may wish to give staff direction
to prepare a policy for naming of facilities and sites in the future.