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Supervisor David Campos said Tuesday that he has abandoned a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk and instead plans to pursue getting an airport terminal named in Milk’s honor.
Campos said he gave up on the idea of putting a question on the ballot asking voters to approve the name change after the plan generated a fair amount of opposition, including from Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
People from the business, nonprofit and aviation worlds are expected to be named today to a panel that will address renaming guidelines for San Francisco International Airport, a person familiar with the proceedings said. Read More
A new concert piece about Harvey Milk by Tony Award-nominee Andrew Lippa will have its world premiere in June in San Francisco to mark the 35th anniversary of the slain gay rights leader's death.
Lippa said Monday that his "I Am Harvey Milk" — part choral, part theater — will be performed June 27-28 at The Nourse Auditorium as part of the events celebrating the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' own 35th anniversary. Read More
The cost of adding the name of slain gay-rights icon and former Supervisor Harvey Milk to the title of San Francisco International Airport could be as low as $355,000, according to a new report. Read More
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Supervisor Harvey Milk’s name to San Francisco International Airport, his proposal hit strong headwinds of opposition. Some have suggested that the idea be grounded before San Franciscans have a chance to formally weigh in on it. Read More
Renaming the airport doesn’t require a citywide vote. It can be done with a simple ordinance at the Board of Supervisors.
In 1995, it was the board that changed Army Street to Cesar Chavez Street. A ballot initiative to reverse the change was rejected by voters later that year.
So why is Supervisor David Campos insisting that voters weigh in on his proposal to change the name of San Francisco International Airport to Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport? Read More
San Francisco International Airport activity is at a record high — a recent report says more than 44 million people traveled through the hub last year. As a supervisor in 1977, Harvey Milk objected to SFO expansion, so he might not be pleased with this frenetic pace. Read More
Recently, I introduced legislation to add Harvey Milk’s name to San Francisco International Airport and call it Harvey Milk SFO. My goal would not just be to “honor” him, but to move forward the civil-rights agenda for which he lived and died. Read More