Hollywood Officials To Vote On Changing Street Names Honoring Confederates

City commission officials in Hollywood will vote Wednesday on a proposal to change street names that currently honor former Confederate generals. 

Commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. to vote on the controversial issue. 

Protesters on both sides are expected to gather at Hollywood City Hall ahead of the meeting.

The street names in consideration include: 

  • Lee Street - named after former Confederate General Robert E. Lee
  • Forrest Street - named after Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Hood Street - named after Confederate General John B. Hood

The city voted in July to waive a requirement that would have required a majority of residents on each street to approve the change. 

At least five of the city’s seven commissioners must vote in support of the measure for it to past.

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