I just discovered last night that there is a push to change neighborhood names. One of our neighbors sent an email to the rest of us. I don't like the idea, and don't understand why someone thinks its a good idea to make neighborhoods better by tearing away the identities they've had for decades and foisting a new one upon them--seems downright UNNEIGHBORLY--and so went to the Speak Up Edina web site to express my opinion. Not only did I not previously know that this site and opportunity existed, but when I got there to say my piece, I found that discussion had been closed in October.
What's the point of a forum if the forum is closed? It's like inviting someone to a party, having the party, but then locking the door, so that when some guests arrive late, they can see that there is activity inside but can't come in and eat the cocktail weenies. Very un-neighborly again.
THAT said, I don't want to see our Sunnyslope neighborhood name changed. Why change it? I mean no disrespect to teh group that worked on the project and issued a 204-page report (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), but I see no point at all to the exercise. What is gained from a name change. Why does anyone want to make it? Is there a dearth of sign-making and cartographic labeling opportunities? Did they not like our neighborhood entrance Christmas wreaths? Are the folks in Lesser Country Club Neighborhood giving in to their envy of our nice, big, juicy lots? Let Country Club be Country Club. And let us be us. Otherwise, I propose that we re-name Country Club to be "East Sunnyslope Extension." It's one word shorter and will cost less to put on the signs.