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Newsom Supports Renaming Fort Bragg

CBS Bay Area-


Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his support for a measure renaming the community of Fort Bragg on the Mendocino coast, which was named after a Confederate general.

Last week, Mayor Will Lee said the City Council would discuss putting a measure on the November ballot for voters to decide on changing the name. According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, the discussion follows “many requests (some local and many not) that the City of Fort Bragg, California change its name to avoid any connotation associated with Confederate Army General Braxton Bragg.”

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