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David Campos eyes maybe another name change: Lech Walesa Street

Friday, March 8, 2013

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In light of recent homophobic statements from Nobel laureate Lech Walesa, Supervisor David Campos (behind the push to rename SFO for the late Harvey Milk) tells SF Weekly’s Joe Eskenazi that he isn’t ruling out trying to change the name of San Francisco’s tiny Lech Walesa Street, near the Civic Center. (Photo is from Jim Herd, who blogged about it earlier at San Francisco Citizen.) Of the street itself, formerly Ivey Street, Eskenazi writes:

For those with no desire to loiter here, it provides a brief glimpse into a painful paradox of San Francisco life most would prefer not to dwell upon. Bleary-eyed men and women in house slippers squat on the fetid pavement in full view of the golden dome of City Hall, the lavish center of our lavish city. 

Media note: Besides the post for SF Weekly’s The Snitch blog, Eskenazi produces another version of the story for the Examiner—synthesis at work now that the Weekly and the Ex are under the same ownership.

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