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Smokey Joe is on the money. Naming buildings for people just causes arguments and disagreements. Stick to naming dog parks "Canine Cove" and call City Hall "Marco Island City Hall." Want to call a park "Veterans Park"? Fine. Just don't name it after a person ... any person. Groups, okay; individuals, no.
If you know history, you know that Hitler did a lot of good for the German people. While the rest of the world was in a depression and job losses mounted, the German people worked building the autobahn (also lots of munitions!) and their economy boomed. Along the way Hitler did a couple of bad things ... like invading his neighbors and gassing millions of Catholics, gypsies and Jews. If you conveniently ignore the bad he did and mentioned only the good, you'd be tempted to name City Hall after him. Think on it!
P.S. Review the tape of the meeting. The motion was out of order because it wasn't on the agenda; the Chair seconded the motion (also out of order); and then opened the floor to three attorneys who sang the praises of E. Glenn Tucker but the best they could come up with is that he was their friend, a really nice guy, and once helped some woman to stay in her condo. Wow! I doubt attended these three ever attended the same council before unless they had clients involved. The only person mentioning Tucker's dark side was cut off at the knees by the Chair, insulted and sent to his seat under police escort. There was NO council discussion of the motion at all! They just paniced and voted like a bunch of sheep. Does this smell like it was pre-arranged? Did some councilors discuss this privately? Was the Sunshine Law violated? Sure is strange!
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