City Council approves honorary street name policy
Each Council member can nominate one street per year under new policy
At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council gave unanimous approval to a new policy allowing for honorary street names in the City. Under the new system, each Council member could nominate one street per year for honorary naming. Each nomination would need an endorsement from a second Council member, and Council would then have to approve each new name. Honorary names do not change the official name of a street, and are meant to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the city.
Council also heard an update on the Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg from President and CEO, Jennifer Evins. The Arts Partnership owns and operates the Chapman Cultural Center, which according to Evins saw over 250,000 visitors in 2013. Evins also said that the 86,000 square foot facility, which opened in 2007 and serves as home to nine local arts and cultural organizations, is debt-free. Upcoming programs from the Arts Partnership include the new Spartanburg Soaring! initiative and a new partnership with the City which will bring new music and cultural events to Barnet Park.
For more on Monday's meeting, see the full video and roundup of our live tweets below.