Chapter 2.46
NAMING OF PUBLIC PARKS AND FACILITIES

Sections:

2.46.010    Selection of name criteria.

2.46.020    Designation of name by city council.

2.46.030    Naming of interior features or facilities.

2.46.040    Renaming procedure.

2.46.050    Restriction on certain name proposals.

2.46.060    Signing.

2.46.070    Declining donations and/or proposals.

2.46.010 Selection of name criteria.

It is the policy of the city of Blaine to choose names for public parks and facilities based upon the site’s relationship to the following criteria:

A. Neighborhood, geographic or common usage identification;

B. A historical figure, place, event or other instance of historical or cultural significance;

C. Natural or geological features;

D. An individual (living or deceased) or a corporation or business who has made a significant land and/or monetary contribution to the park system or who has had the contribution made “in memoriam” and when the name has been stipulated as a condition of the donation; or

E. An individual who has contributed outstanding civic service to the city. (Ord. 2411 § 1, 1999)

2.46.020 Designation of name by city council.

The city council shall designate the names of public parks or facilities. The city council shall make its selection after receiving a written recommendation from the city of Blaine parks and cemetery board, based upon public input from individuals and organizations. Such written recommendation shall state how the proposed name(s) meet the five criteria in BMC 2.46.010. If a contest or competition is to be held to determine the name of a park or facility, the parks and cemetery board shall establish guidelines and rules for the contest. No city funds shall be used for any contest prizes. (Ord. 2411 § 1, 1999)

2.46.030 Naming of interior features or facilities.

The interior features and/or facilities of a park or facility may have names other than that of the entire park or facility. These names are subject to the criteria designated in BMC 2.46.010 and the selection process outlined in BMC 2.46.020. (Ord. 2411 § 1, 1999)

2.46.040 Renaming procedure.

A name once selected for a park or facility should be bestowed with the intention that it will be permanent, and changes should be strongly resisted. Name changes shall be subject to the procedures set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 2411 § 1, 1999)

2.46.050 Restriction on certain name proposals.

The parks and cemetery board shall wait at least six months between receipt of a name proposal and submittal of a final recommendation on its adoption in cases where the event or public service to be commemorated took place within the past year. (Ord. 2411 § 1, 1999)

2.46.060 Signing.

Following selection of a park or recreation facility name by the city council, the parks and cemetery board will identify the specific park or facility by appropriate signing specifying the name. (Ord. 2411 § 1, 1999)

2.46.070 Declining donations and/or proposals.

The city reserves the right to decline donations and/or all proposals for the naming of facilities. (Ord. 2411 § 1, 1999)