Requesting Industrial Boulevard Be Renamed To Honor Stevie Ray Vaughan sign now

Dear Mayor and Dallas City Council Members:

In weeks past, there has been much discussion over the renaming of Industrial Boulevard. Suggested names have been proposed like Cesar Chavez, Edie Bernice Johnson and Riverside.

According to Dallas City Hall, a recent poll stated that Cesar Chavez was the overwhelming winner for the renaming. However, a recent poll by Dallas ABC news affiliate WFAA showed at the drafting of this petition that 85\% of their viewers strongly oppose this initiative and do not want Industrial Boulevard renamed for Chavez. While Chavez was a political leader and activist and who did much good, he was not a citizen of Dallas nor did he do his primary works here.

Many citizens in Dallas are requesting that the renaming of Industrial Boulevard honor one of our own and thereby we respectfully request that the Dallas City Council honor Dallas' own legendary son, Stevie Ray Vaughan by renaming Industrial Boulevard in his honor.

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas and raised in the Oak Cliff area; his final resting place is at Laurel Land Cemetery. He was a legendary guitarist who has brought great pride to our city. Some of the accolades awarded to honor Stevie include: the city of Austin erecting a statue in his honor, Fender issuing a Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster guitar, he is noted as a major influence on musicians such as David Bowie, John Mayer, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang.

In spite of all of these accolades, Stevie is rarely recognized in his own home town of Dallas.

So in closing Mr. Mayor and City Council Members, we respectfully ask that you please honor Dallas' legendary son, Stevie Ray Vaughan by renaming Industrial Boulevard in his honor and give him the rightful recognition in his own hometown that the rest of the world is so willing to bestow upon his memory.

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  • 13 December 2015450. Doug S
    beats the hick out of Industrial Boulevard Zip Code 75181
  • 12 December 2015449. Joshua H
    Do what is right
  • 19 November 2015448. Sandra B
    It would be an honor to a great musician and native Texan Zip Code 33916
  • 14 November 2015447. Robbi H
    It makes sense to name a street after a Texas icon. Not some supposed "leader" that most Americans and Dallasites don't know or care about. Zip Code 75238
  • 23 October 2015446. Rachel S
    To dedicate a lasting memory of Stevie Ray Vaughn for millions to see, will keep his memory alive, although no one could ever forget his wonder music, his serious looks as he played his guitar like non other that I have ever seen. Zip Code 77706
  • 10 October 2015445. Lacey A
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2015444. Stephanie M
    I feel Stevie Ray Vaughan should be honored Zip Code 60505
  • 21 September 2015443. Juanita H
    Stevie Ray is FROM HERE & should be honored
  • 12 September 2015442. Paul T
    This is brilliant! Truly a great tribute to the Dallas native icon. Zip Code 75061
  • 11 September 2015441. Jessica C
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 2015440. Nicole G
    I support this petition
  • 04 September 2015439. Della Kays
    I support this petition
  • 24 August 2015438. Michael D
    SRVs biggest fan!!! Zip Code 75150
  • 30 July 2015437. Carla C
    There could not be a better name. We have made the tribute ride in Dallas for him as well. Zip Code 75482
  • 29 July 2015436. Mick D
    I think it's the least that could be done for the legendary SRV.After all he did a lot for Texas
  • 21 July 2015435. Lisa S
    I support this petition
  • 18 July 2015434. Chris M
    I support this petition
  • 19 June 2015433. Klement K
    I support this petition
  • 12 June 2015432. Ronda P
    Hugo Chavez isn't even an American Zip Code 75234
  • 06 May 2015431. Nathan H
    I support this petition
  • 16 April 2015430. Angela R
    I support this petition
  • 10 April 2015429. Cass C
    I support this petition
  • 05 April 2015428. J C
    I support this petition
  • 31 March 2015427. Jeremy S
    i'm from california and i heard about this and i'm here to sign it. i'm amazed you guys haven't honored him yet. he is my reason for living Zip Code 92804
  • 04 March 2015426. Josh R
    I couldn't agree more!! Stevie is a Dallas native who changed the world of music forever. What a great way to honor an incredible Texan. Zip Code 75226
  • 19 February 2015425. Andrew S
    A fitting tribute to one of the greatest musicians that has ever emerged from Dallas, as well as Texas. Zip Code 76063
  • 17 February 2015424. Rebekah M
    Do it! Honor the legend that is SRV. Zip Code 75249

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