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Changes Coming to San Francisco's Airport

Posted: Jan. 31st, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Name it after the Giants
Michael Macor/The Chronicle

The San Francisco airport is going to get its name changed soon but the debate is about whom it should be named after and should it even be named after a person. I would like to think that the airport should be named after the city itself or even a city icon that has been known for generations, like the Giants or the Golden Gate Bridge.

We are a city that depends on tourism. All over the world, when one says San Francisco, there is a magical mystique when people say they live in San Francisco, work in the city or are traveling here on business. Cities like Rome, London and Paris share this.

Don't ruin the aura of the Golden Gate City by naming the airport after anyone ("Rename SFO for Milk? It's possible," Jan. 15). Harvey Milk was a wonderful activist whom my husband helped as the first commissioner of the Human Rights Commission, but the world will be better served coming to the city that is California's jewel in the crown. Let us continue with keeping this tiara on the world stage.

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