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June 15, 2020 - The Montgomery County County Council writes a letter asking:

"The County Executive and the Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board to initiate a comprehensive review of all County owned and maintained street names and public facilities to determine all those named for Confederate soldiers or those who otherwise do not reflect Montgomery County values. Following that review, we hereby request a public process to rename these county streets and facilities in a manner that more appropriately reflects the community to which they belong"  See letter

This process would be a change from the standard process that the county has in place.  

Standard process to request a street name change

MC Address and Street Naming Manual

https://montgomeryplanning.org/development/addressing-and-street-naming
(official MC guidance on naming and renaming streets)

News Coverage:

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/readers-respond/bs-ed-rr-jubal-early-letter-20200615-lgm4v37ybnerhchax2kkq266gm-story.html 
(Baltimore Sun Reader Commentary dated June 15)

https://wjla.com/news/local/montgomery-county-council-confederate-names
(WJLA News Article dated June 16)

https://wtop.com/montgomery-county/2020/06/street-names-latest-target-in-efforts-to-remove-confederate-symbols/ (WTOP Article dated June 16)

https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=25465&Dept=1
(Montgomery County Council Press Release dated June 17)

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maryland/articles/2020-06-17/montgomery-county-looks-to-remove-confederate-street-names (US News Article dated June 17)

https://www.mymcmedia.org/council-pushes-to-change-streets-named-after-confederates
(My MC Media Articled dated June 19)

https://www.npr.org/local/305/2020/06/19/880829611/montgomery-county-council-wants-to-remove-confederate-names-from-streets-buildings (NPR Article dated June 19)