Petition to Rename San Andres Street for Dolores Huerta
By an edhat reader
I started noticing these signs popping up around the Westside but I didn't stop to read it until Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez posted about it Nextdoor.
There is a movement to rename San Andres Street, the main thoroughfare of the Westside, to Calle Dolores Huerta. The sign states that San Andres is named after Andre Pico, who fought during the Mexican-American War, "was neither a saint nor a resident of Santa Barbara."
Dolores Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.
What do edhatters think about renaming the street?