Skip to comments.Naming Bay Bridge span after Willie Brown in works
Posted on 09/08/2013 7:59:28 PM PDT by artichokegrower
The move to honor Willie Brown by renaming the western span of the Bay Bridge after the former Assembly speaker and San Francisco mayor could be approved as soon as Monday - despite the howls from some very vocal locals.
Three former San Francisco Board of Supervisors presidents sent a letter to the Senate arguing against the move, saying that renaming the bridge violates the Senate's policy against christening roadways after people who are still alive - and that naming the bridge after the oft-controversial Brown is "inappropriate."
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They can get around it by naming his last name first.
hate to say it, but if the damned $10 Billion haif-a-bridge should fall down, shat with all its construction safety problems and all, Willie won’t want his name on it anymore
The word “HONOR” and “Willie Brown” do not belong in the same sentence.
>>saying that renaming the bridge violates the Senate’s policy against christening roadways after people who are still alive<<
The jokes write themselves...
I didn’t say that....
(And you shouldn’t either IMHO).
Ya know, it’s either gonna be:
“The Willie Bridge”
“The Brown Bridge”
Not sure he’ll appreciate either.
Willie Brown is a Texas transplant to California.....wairing for them to come up with some California slur......
I think it has potential for colorful traffic reporting.
“There’s a pile-up on the Brown approaching downtown.”
OK Willie. Here's the deal. You jump off the bridge and we will name it after you.
GMTA. Good one; you are a comic genius.
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
I, too, had thought that the “brown willy” would be a great name for a boondoggle project.
Brown Willy Bridge would warn good people where they are getting to.
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