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Tempe OKs changing park and street names with ties to KKK

Published: Friday, March 3, 2023 - 4:32pm

Tempe is changing park and street names with ties to the KKK. Among the moves approved by the City Council this week include renaming Hudson Park to Parque de Soza, and renaming Hudson Lane to Thomas Lane.

Andrew Ching is Tempe’s city manager.

“The decision was made to emphasize what we refer to as restorative names, in other words, individuals and families that made significant contributions to the city of Tempe throughout its history and that were significantly underrepresented in years past," he said.

Residents and business owners will receive letters notifying them of the changes. The new names are expected to take effect by July.

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