Update on the Community Process Regarding the Potential Renaming of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (SFDB)
To date, there have been two public meetings related to the potential renaming of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. These meetings have been hosted by a committee that is comprised of two elected officials from each of the jurisdictions with a portion of SFDB within their borders (Fairfax, Larkspur, Ross, San Anselmo and Unincorporated Marin County). San Anselmo's representatives are Council members Steve Burdo and Alexis Fineman.
Below are descriptions and links to the recordings of each meeting:
Community Listening Session -- June 26: In response to community requests to explore renaming of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, representatives from each of the jurisdictions with road naming authority along SFDB hosted a community wide “Zoom” listening session on June 26th. Community members were invited to voice their opinions on the Zoom, or via email. Here is the Link for recorded listening session.
Learning Session -- August 17: In response to the range of comments, questions, varying historical accounts coming out of listening session, the elected group partnered with the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) to host a learning session. The Forum, held on August 17th via zoom, provided perspective and historical account on Drake the man, SFD the road, and the Coast Miwok people. It was streamed on Facebook live, was recorded, and is available in English and Spanish along with a growing resource list being developed by Marin County Free Library on a MCFL resource page dedicated specifically to this subject. Also see Marin IJ article Sunday, August 23.
There will be an update regarding next steps in this process at the San Anselmo Town Council meeting on Tuesday, September 8th.