The Port of Olympia commission will decide Monday whether to approve a waterfront project named for Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually tribal activist who died in 2014.
The proposal would rename a trail that runs along East Bay to radio station KGY. It would include signs along the route explaining Frank’s history. The cost to the port is estimated at $25,000 out of a total cost of $80,000. If the project is approved, a dedication and blessing is set for March 9.
The proposal differs slightly from a previous pitch when proponents wanted to rename Marine Drive for Frank. Port longshore workers were opposed to that idea, saying it would give port critics a reason to criticize truck traffic along the route because it would be viewed as dishonoring Frank’s name.
The commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 626 Columbia St. NW, suite 1-B, Olympia.