Muni board considering honoring Cameron Beach by naming streetcar after him 

Board colleagues of Cameron Beach, the Muni director who passed away unexpectedly on Friday night, are considering honoring their friend by naming a streetcar after him.

Beach, a San Francisco resident who worked in the transportation industry for 44 years, died in his West Portal home from sudden cardiac arrest. He was 62.

Because Beach had such a strong connection to The City’s historic streetcars, the Muni board is looking into the possibility of naming one of the vintage vehicles after him, said Tom Nolan, chair of the seven-person body. Only one other streetcar on the Muni system has been named after someone — Herb Caen, the longtime Chronicle columnist.

Nolan said that naming the restored Geneva Car Barn after Beach is another option. He said the board has been meeting with the City Attorney’s Office to get information on what is necessary to move forward with the process of honoring Beach.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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