Poll: Should Ocean Trails Drive Be Renamed Trump National?

The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council will again discuss Trump's request to change the name of Ocean Trails Drive to Trump National Drive. Do you think the name should be changed?

The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council will once again discuss a request from the Trump Organization to rename Ocean Trails Drive in front of the Trump National Golf Club to Trump National Drive.

The request was initially submitted in 2004 and then denied by the city council in 2006, the Palos Verdes Peninsula News reported. Among other things, the city took issue with Trump advertising the club as a Los Angeles course rather than a Palos Verdes course, the newspaper reported.

Six years later though, the city council said that it may have a change of heart.

"As the Council knows, relations between the City and the Trump Organization
have improved substantially over the last few years and we now enjoy a thriving and positive rapport with them," wrote Mayor Pro Tem Brian Campbell in a memorandum presented during the Aug. 21 council meeting.

"I think that we all believe we should accommodate businesses located in our city, whenever it is reasonably possible to do so," Campbell said.

In his request to place the Ocean Trails Drive rename on the September 4 agenda, Campbell pointed to Rancho Palos Verdes' , which was allowed to rename the private road leading up to its main building.

"The renaming of this street is consistent with the overall name of the Trump
National Project and is consistent with Terranea's naming of the private street," said Campbell.

By accomodating Trump, Campbell also said that the council could "further enhance the positive relationship between this important business and the city."

The City Council will discuss Trump's request during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the Multipurpose Room.

What are your thoughts on renaming Ocean Trails Drive? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments section.

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Valerie Smith-Griffin August 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
SUPERB idea William Charles! This idea truly takes the cake.
John Stammreich August 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM
The problem is hypocrisy - if the resort were named Palmer National Resort and Arnold wanted to have the street renamed to "Palmer National Drive" or "Arnold Palmer Drive", everybody would be cool with it; even somewhat excited! Because it's the Donald, who hasn't always been the best to work with, is making the same request, he's got a built in opposition. Resdients have to be looking at the benefit of this - ask the local PV South Drive residents how many visitors turn around on their street and their driveways because they miss the turn to the resort. If the street were named like Terranea's is, that number would go down dramatically.
Martin Martinez August 30, 2012 at 01:03 AM
We are not talking about a street, a road, or a parkway. It is only the driveway to the resort and public access. All you complaining about Mr. T's ego need to put your own in check.
Matt August 30, 2012 at 03:43 AM
John Stammreich writes: "Because it's the Donald, who hasn't always been the best to work with, is making the same request, he's got a built in opposition." Making the same request as who? And just how do you think he got that "built-in opposition"? Oh, might it have had something to do with a law suit he filed against our school district that took then district money to defend, because he didn't want to pay taxes he owed? Or, might it have had to do something with a $100 million law suit against the city of RPV claiming his civil rights were violated because he didn't want to pay for geological studies on land he owned and wanted to build homes on? Give us all a break.
RPV August 30, 2012 at 04:29 AM


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