To be CLEAR, there are NO CURRENT PLANS to change the name of Pueblo West and this is not a policy decision by the Pueblo West Board of Directors. This is simply a response to community inquiries related to changing the name of Pueblo West and an opportunity to identify why many residents have asked to have the name changed in the first place. Over the last few years there have been a number of articles written in the Pueblo West View and in social media postings discussing the renaming of Pueblo West. Articles by Phil Weber (New name for Pueblo West #1) and Jeannine Van Eperen (New Name for Pueblo West #2) have focused on building a name that clearly conveys our positive reputation, community identity, geography, history, values and opportunities that set us apart from our neighboring towns and cities. However, building community consensus on a proposed name change is likely the most difficult part of the process and requires leadership and organized community advocacy. For the purposes of community engagement, we feel this is an excellent opportunity for residents to provide feedback and suggestions on an issue that is often discussed within our community.
What potential names do you propose that clearly represent our community identity, geography, history, values and opportunities? We would like to provide an opportunity for residents to vote on existing suggestions, provide new suggestions, and engage in community dialogue through an informal online poll (below). We will consolidate the names that receive the greatest number of votes and conduct a second round of voting in a few weeks.
So how do Special Districts change their name? For discussion purposes only, we will provide the legal process by which Special Districts can change their name in the second article of this series. Please share with as many Pueblo West friends, family, and residents as you can, so that we can collect the greatest number of suggestions. Stay tuned for the second article and thank you for your participation!