help a city out, Menino.
You’ve seen the signs. Welcome to South Boston – with Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s name underneath. Over 1,800 signs like that cover the city, identifying playgrounds, community centers, and even trash cans – all bearing Menino’s name. So now what happens when Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh takes over? Eventually, the name needs to change. A daunting task to say the least and expensive one at that. Southie resident and city councilor elect, Michael Flaherty thinks Menino should pitch in and help.
According to the Boston Herald, Flaherty thinks it would be a class act move on Menino’s part. “It would be a nice gesture by Tom to save the taxpayers the expense by using his leftover campaign war chest to remove his name from all these signs and put the new mayor’s name on them.” Menino has over $400,000 in his campaign funds.
Menino’s not biting though and it seems low on Walsh’ priority list, so for now, the City of Boston will have a new mayor and old signs. Our quick solution? Maybe some duct tape and a Sharpie marker?