There is a proposal to rename the downtown Anniversary Rose Garden to the Mayor Ray Baker Rose Garden. Bryan Merry, at a public meeting of the Parks Commission, said:
“Does that mean every mayor we’re going to have to start naming something after?”
I ran that through my Yoda translator, and apparently, Merry opposes naming the park after Mayor Baker, as it will set a precedent. He could be onto something. If we do this in Baker’s memory, we’ll have to do something just as significant for the next mayor who is loved enough to serve a 20-year term.