Nevada county votes to rename road ‘Pres. Trump Way’
A county in Nevada has voted to rename a road “Pres. Trump Way” after former President Trump.
The Lyon County Board of County Commissioners voted Thursday to pass the measure with only one commissioner voting against it, local news site Carson Now reported.
Other names suggested to replace Old Dayton Valley Road were “President Donald Trump Way,” “President Trump Way” or “45 Way.”
Commissioner Robert Jacobson, who voted ‘no,’ said the decisionmaking process should have involved the public, according to the local outlet.
The public comments portion of the proposal meeting drew mixed responses.
One resident reportedly said the name change makes sense since 70 percent of the county voted for the former president.
Others were less pleased about the prospect of the road being named after Trump, according to the outlet.
The concerns people raised reportedly included the name being inappropriate for a street a school was on, the divisiveness associated with Trump’s name and the history behind the old name of the road.
One person reportedly said there is “a better use of county funds than renaming a street for someone so polarizing and divisive.”
Another reportedly said the board should wait to change the name until it’s determined whether Trump will be criminally charged.