Las Vegas Airport Name Change Project Is Way Over Budget
I would guess that you’re not in shock over that headline. What’s new, right? A government project runs over budget. But our city’s airport name change to Harry Reid International Airport is now $1 million bucks in the red. In fact, they’re only in Phase 1 of the three phases in the works for this project.
Las Vegas Airport Name Change Project Now $1 Million Over Budget
Earlier today I was checking out this article by Greg Haas on 8NewsNow.com. He has all the details you’ll need regarding this project. To read his article, click here. To summarize, Phase 1 of this project is the most expensive of the three phases. It involves erecting new signs to replace the temporary ones at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane, and at the corner of Trop and Paradise.
So now the total cost for the airport name change project is up to $7.68 million dollars. At the present time we can be thankful that this project is being funded by private donations. They’re not using tax collections to pay for it. With that in mind, I figure they can name our city’s airport after anyone they want. But I still have questions about all this.
Why Would Our Local Government Name Anything For A Person?
Basically, my first question is: Was this project really necessary? Of course, I realize the reason government officials want to remove the McCarran name is because of that Nevada Democrat senator’s record of racist beliefs. OK, I have no problem with that. But that decision then begs the question: Why name our city’s airport after any politician or controversial figure?
No matter which politician the Clark County Commission might choose, you’re going to polarize the citizens of your community. Just about every issue does that these days. So why not just name it “Las Vegas International Airport?” That’s the name of our city, so it just makes sense. You’ll never have to do another airport name change project unless our government officials want to change the name of our city to “Flavortown” or something.
My opinions here have no bearing on the lives or careers of either Senator McCarran or Senator Reid. I just think with the way things are these days, naming anything after a politician or other controversial figure makes no sense.
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