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Paul Walker Death Street

Residents Say Hell No to Name Change

12/23/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1222_paulwalker_tmzThere's a war brewing over the street Paul Walker died on ... one group of fans are trying to pay tribute to the late actor by re-naming the road after him -- while many residents want no such thing.

A petition with several thousand signatures has been circulating online -- asking the city of Santa Clarita to change the street's name to "Walker Rodas Memorial Parkway."

Here's the problem ... most residents are saying no way ... because Paul did nothing for the community.

Regardless ... the petition has managed to rack up almost 2K signatures ... and counting.

City councilman TimBen Boydston tells TMZ ... the street can only be renamed with support of the community ... so it seems like a pipe dream.

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Clytemnestra    

Put the petition on some celebrity Twitter account and you'll get two million signatures. But it will still be a stupid idea.

269 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

ehhhh someone can open a legal race strip and stick his name on it if they really wanted. Changing street names is just stupid no matter who it is. Want a street named for you. Buy some property and pave one.

269 days ago
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JrzGrl    

Changing the name of the street is a ridiculous idea. If they want to do something in his honor then they should donate to his charity. So many ppl over react. We see it all the time. Nice guy, terrible situation... Ridiculous idea.

269 days ago
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Aarin    

I'd hate to live on that street if it changes. Besides the name.

The street I live on was changed and it was a nightmare.
You have to contact post office, bank, phone, tv, it, family, anything that sends you mail or needs your proper address.

I don't know how it works there but here we were stuck with all the **** after. Even the businesses had to go through it all.

269 days ago
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Doodlebug    

He's not the only person who has died in a car accident . What makes his death so special?

269 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

pioneers named a lot of streets and they should remain. they built them. who are we to change it. Becides I already have one named after my last name. Your family had to get to America first :P
or build a new sub division

269 days ago
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Joel    

I liked Paul Walker, but he is no James Dean. And they didn't rename the highway where Dean died.

269 days ago
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Doodlebug    

They didn't change the name of the park to the hobo's name who died of hypothermia there last night .

269 days ago
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LordGobblecock    

Never understood the desire to rename places where celebs get killed. Its hardly a happy association is it? Kinda morbid actually although it could remind drivers of the dangers I guess :/

269 days ago
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TheBestHeEverHad    

Can this man r.i.p and can his family grieve without tmz and his stans talking about his death everyday?

269 days ago
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JiLL1    

I'm a huge Paul fan but this idea is ridiculous. Here in NYC, every single bridge, tunnel, transportation anything has been renamed after somebody. Let Paul's legacy be the charitable organization he created, not a renamed street

269 days ago
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Jackie    

How about his friend who died with him?....does he get to have his name there?...sick of how people worship these actors.

269 days ago
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JLS    

Positively ABSURD! This man was not a saint. My God, get a stinking grip on some reality here.

269 days ago
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Tessa    

WHAT ARE THEY GONNA CALL IT, PEDOPHILE FAST LANE?

269 days ago
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C-MAN    

If the name of that road is changed, people might as well rename other roads or parts of them where a celebrity was killed. But has that ever happened?
Walker was not a saint so stop pretending like he was one. He was in the wrong car at the wrong time at the wrong place. There is nothing more to it. Maybe he enjoyed the ride when Rodas was hitting the 100+ mark, who knows? Both men payed the highest price.
Walker and Rodas are both past, not present and not future. Nobody can go back to the past and change things, therefore let the past be the past and move on.

269 days ago
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