Fairfax City Council votes to change names of 14 streets due to Confederate ties
FAIRFAX, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fairfax City Council has voted to change the names of 14 streets as a reconsideration of confederate names.
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The city says they have undergone a year-long process of listening and learning, and now they're ready for action, following the lead of many neighboring communities who are navigating how to put Confederate history in context.
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These are the streets that the council voted to change:
- Confederate Lane
- Lee Highway
- Lee Street
- Mosby Road
- Mosby Woods Drive
- Old Lee Highway
- Raider Road
- Ranger Road
- Reb Street
- Scarlet Circle
- Singleton Circle
- Traveler Street
- Stonewall Avenue
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The council is directing staff to begin the renaming public engagement and selection process for the streets that have been approved for renaming.