DC councilman wants to rename Pennsylvania Avenue

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Posted: Feb 23, 2011 12:28 PM
DC councilman wants to rename Pennsylvania Avenue

A D.C. Council member wants to highlight the city's lack of statehood and is asking residents to pick another name for Pennsylvania Avenue.

Among the options on the online survey are Let D.C. Vote Way, 51st State Way and Free D.C. Avenue.

Council member Michael Brown is considering a ceremonial renaming and the sign could be placed under existing markers for Pennsylvania Avenue, which is home to the White House.

The survey also asks residents whether other Washington streets should be renamed. Washington's 600,000 residents pay federal taxes but do not have a vote in Congress.