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Petition wants to change street name to honor 1 October victims

Posted at 11:49 PM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 09:43:50-05

There's a growing push to change the name of a Las Vegas street to remember the victims of the mass shooting on the Strip. 

An online petition has gathered hundreds of signatures. The petition calls for Giles Street, which sits just across the street from the Route 91 Harvest Festival site, to 1 October Memorial Way. 

"We would like to see a permanent way of being able to honor the victims from this horrific tragedy. Being able to rename the street that directly wraps around the venue where this incident occurred would provide a great opportunity to continue their legacy," the petition reads. 

However, not everyone think it's a good idea. 

"That kind of memorial should happen in private and the city needs to move on," said founder of VitalVegas.com Scott Roeben. 

Roeben believes people's intentions are good but thinks a memorial, like the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, is more appropriate. 

"I don't want to be reminded of this tragedy every day," Roeben said. 

Clark County has strict rules when it comes to renaming streets.

Only a board member, zoning administrator, or property owner of any property abutting the alignment can apply for a street name change. The application costs $300.

Finally, public hearings must be held, and the county commission must approve the name change before it could become official.