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Statement from Vice Mayor Laura Pastor on Street Name Change PolicyStatement from Vice Mayor Laura Pastor on Street Name Change Policy<div class="ExternalClassF966C9705D3641B3AE812187D2255870"><p>​<span style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;">I believe in the freedom of speech very passionately, and the right of people to express what they wish. It has been the foundation of our democracy. </span><br style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;"><br style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;">But I also believe in a person's right to not be harmed or abused at the hands of those who wish to hurt them. Today's modifications to the Street Name Change Policy will help to prevent that from happening in the future, even if in a small way.</span><br style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;"><br style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;">I'm no advocate for censorship by any means, but we must not work to preserve a legacy of hate or discrimination when we have the power to prevent it.</span><br style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;"><br style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;">We should not continue doing things as we have been, just because it's how we've always done them. We have the opportunity to make a change for the better, and move towards </span><span style="color:#212121;font-size:15px;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;background-color:#ffffff;">improvement.</span></p></div>6/28/2017 2:00:00 AMMatthew Heil602-534-0108