Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Goethe to Leidesdorff

There are many good historical reasons to rename the park after Leisdesdorff as he was one of our region's pioneers, receiving a 35,000 acre land grant from Mexico encompassing what is now Rancho Cordova and Folsom, and connecting current projects to their historical roots is a very good thing.

Supervisors set to debate possible Goethe Park name change
By Ed Fletcher - efletcher@sacbee.com
Published 6:00 am PST Tuesday, January 29, 2008

As the debate on whether to rename C.M. Goethe Park nears, the push to rename the popular Sacramento County recreation site in honor of William Alexander Leidesdorff Jr. is gaining momentum.

At 3 p.m. today, county's supervisors are set to discuss renaming Goethe Park, which was named after Charles Goethe in 1965.

In addition to Leidesdorff Ranch, other names being discussed include Nisek'aw Park, Live Oak Park, River Bend Park and Willow Bar Park. More could be added to the mix. Supervisor Roger Dickinson said he might support naming the park in honor of longtime county Supervisor Illa Collin.

If they do decide to change the name, the supervisors are not expected to settle on a new one today.