Hi, I am on a one-woman crusade to get Stevie Ray Vaughn put on the list of names we can vote on for the renaming of Industrial Blvd. I have long felt that Dallas has not given SRV the attention he deserves and we have not properly memorialized, arguably our most famous resident. Austin has a memorial for him in Zikler Park and Texas recognizes his birthday as a holiday but Dallas has done nothing to remember the man who was born and raised and buried here. I feel having his name involved would create a lot of attention directed at the Trinity River Project and would also allow the City of Dallas to host memorial events in his honor bringing in revenue that is currently being given to Austin who is doing their part. I have started aggressive letter/e-mail writing and phone call campaign to every member of the Dallas City Council and so far I have had no response. My next step is start a petition to let the council know this is something Dallasites feel very strongly about. I am simply asking for the opportunity to vote on it. I feel based on the other choices that if we could just get the name on the ballot we have a very good chance of winning because very few people care enough to come out and vote on an unnecessary name change to Trinity Lakes Blvd, but people do care to give Stevie Ray Vaughn the credit he deserves.
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