Robert E. Lee and S**** Peak Drive Renaming Process
On Sept. 16, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved renaming Robert E. Lee Street and S**** Peak Drive pursuant to Phoenix City Code Section 18-1 regarding street names deemed derogatory or offensive. The Sept. 16 meeting followed a weeks-long public process that included five community web forums and multiple avenues to submit written comments. As part of their Sept. 16 vote on renaming, the City Council also approved a process to allow property owners on each street to vote on their preferred street name alternatives as well a process to reimburse residents for any costs to update their addresses. City staff will be directly contacting property owners on each street in the coming weeks with details on the preference process. The results of the property owner preference vote will be presented to the City Council at a future Formal meeting, at which the the Council can formally adopt a new name.