I’m pleased to announce that just hours ago, the Ronald Reagan-Coronado Bay Bridge Project surpassed its goal of 1,000 online petition signatures!
This is incredible. I’ve been overwhelmed with the outpouring of community support since I launched this grassroots, independent effort on San Diego Rostra 17 days ago. It’s clear to me that President Reagan touched countless lives in our region…so many people shared wonderful stories about meeting, befriending, and working for Reagan on the petition website, which can be found at www.ronaldreaganbridge.com
A huge thank-you to the key supporters that were instrumental in reaching this incredible milestone: Barry Jantz, Chairman Tony Krvaric, Assemblyman Martin Garrick, Gayle Falkenthal, Craig Denning, Teri Peters, Rick Amato, Marisa Glatzer, and Alec Weisman.
I’m also proud to announce that in addition to the early support of Assemblyman Martin Garrick, Senator Mark Wyland and Councilman Carl DeMaio, the bridge renaming effort has recently picked up the endorsements of Assemblyman Brian Jones & Senator Joel Anderson.
The next step is for legislation to be introduced in the California State Legislature to request the bridge name change. More on this to come shortly.
Let me be clear: this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to recognize the long-standing, documented historical connection that President Reagan had to the San Diego region. History, not politics, drives our efforts. We seek a balanced and measured approach that retains the current name of “Coronado Bay Bridge,” while adding a fitting tribute to a global leader that had such an impact in San Diego over decades of public service.
Bridge renaming supporters: momentum is on our side, but we still need your help! Stay tuned on San Diego Rostra for the next update on the Ronald Reagan-Coronado Bay Bridge Project.
Together, let’s proudly share Reagan’s legacy in San Diego, and win this one for The Gipper!
– Vince Vasquez, Director, Ronald Reagan-Coronado Bay Bridge Project — www.ronaldreaganbridge.com