CORRECTION: Mineta, Lieber at City Hall


Highway 85 will be known as the Norman Y. Mineta Highway beginning this Monday, Sept. 15 with a ceremony in front of Mountain View City Hall.

The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will be hosted by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber and Caltrans director Will Kempton. Taiko drummers will perform, and Mineta himself, who retired last year from his post as U.S. transportation secretary, will also attend.

Lieber introduced a resolution to the state Assembly that led to the highway renaming. Mineta, who was held in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, has been mayor of San Jose and held numerous other elected positions. San Jose's international airport is named after him, as is the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University.

Ceremonial signs will be unveiled at City Hall at 11 a.m. at the same time new signs will be posted on Highway 85.

— Daniel DeBolt


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Posted by Mary
a resident of another community
on Sep 12, 2008 at 2:52 pm

why is San Jose naming everything Norman Mineta, I'm sure we have other loyal hard working citizens that have contributed to our community that deserve the glory

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Posted by Florence
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 13, 2008 at 2:13 am

Don't these politicians have anything better to do than to introduce resolutions renaming things after themselves?

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Posted by Rose
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 15, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I think they named it for him because he got millions of dollars for us so we could build the road.

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