AUSTIN (AP) — The Austin City Council has voted to remove the names of Confederate leaders from two roads.
The City Council voted Thursday to change the names of Robert E. Lee Road and Jeff Davis Avenue.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
Robert E. Lee Road will be named for Azie Taylor Morton, the country’s first black U.S. treasurer, who grew up and went to college in Austin. Its official designation will be Azie Morton Road.READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
Jeff Davis Avenue will be named for William Holland, an African-American Travis County commissioner who served in the state Legislature.
While most of the residents who responded to surveys from the city objected to the proposed name changes, most of speakers at City Hall on Thursday were in favor of the revisions.MORE NEWS: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
The city estimates the renaming will cost $2,900.