Marin Supervisors to Consider Renaming Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

By Bay City News Service

The Marin County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday to consider renaming Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, one of the county’s main roadways.

Sir Francis Drake was a 16th century English naval officer and slave trader. The boulevard begins on the Point Reyes Peninsula and ends at Interstate 580 in Larkspur. 

Representatives from Larkspur, Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax and other unincorporated areas of the county created a working group last summer to analyze Drake’s history and to raise awareness about the name change.

Towns and cities where the boulevard runs through have road naming authority for their section. On Thursday, the Fairfax City Council voted in favor of changing the name of their section of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

The Marin County Board of Supervisors meeting starts at 9am, and the public hearing begins at 1:30pm.

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