The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rename a promenade in Marina del Rey after California Coastal Commissioner William Burke.
The board voted at Tuesday's meeting to rename the promenade along the water side the “Dr. William A. Burke Marina Walk Promenade.”
Burke, a former Marina del Rey resident, is known as the founder and former president of the Los Angeles Marathon and served as a past chairman of the Southern California Air Quality Management District’s Governing Board.
Local District 4 Supervisor Don Knabe, who made the motion to rename the promenade, said naming it for Burke is only fitting.
"As an avid boater and former resident of the Marina del Rey community, Dr. Burke is committed to wildlife, the environment and increased public access along the coastline,” Knabe said. “In this role as Chairman of the California Fish and Game Commission, he has been an unwavering supporter for creating world-class marinas to serve the next generation of boaters, residents and visitors. In recognition of his long standing contributions to the residents of Los Angeles County and the State of California, I believe designation of the promenade along the waterside as the "Dr. William A. Burke Marina Walk Promenade" is an appropriate and fitting tribute for his many, many years of dedicated public service."
An official dedication ceremony in honor of the renaming of the promenade will take place in June or July, said Carol Baker, spokeswoman for the Department of Beaches and Harbors.