With Poll: Christopher Columbus Causeway name change proposed

Sep 28, 2019 435

BY: Christina Lieffring

A Racine-based organization is advocating changing the name of Christopher Columbus Causeway to the Root River Causeway, though both the city and county would have to approve the change. The proposal was brought to the city by Coming Together Racine, a grassroots organization with a mission to, “actively challenge and eliminate racism in the greater Racine area.”

But during discussion at the city Public Works and Services Committee meeting on Tuesday, city staff informed the group and the committee that the city only has control over a short portion of the causeway. In order to get the marina and all the businesses using Christopher Columbus Causeway as their address to agree to the change, advocates would have to get the cooperation of the county.

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SOURCE: https://journaltimes.com

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