Former supervisors object to Brown’s name on bridge 

In June, a group of state assemblymen floated a resolution to name the western span of the Bay Bridge after one of their own former members.

The prospect of a Willie Brown Bridge created an explosion in the blogosphere. Journalists weren't the only ones crying foul. Friday, three former San Francisco supervisors submitted a letter to Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, objecting to the Brown-out of local transit architecture.

Not surprisingly, the people behind the letter — Aaron Peskin, Matt Gonzalez, and Quentin L. Kopp — are all staunch critics of Willie Brown.

The trio said that the prospective Willie Brown Bridge defies Senate rules that require legislators to only name transit architecture after dead people. And after noting that the proposed legislation was not authored by a legislator whose district encompasses the western span, they argued that the Brown Bridge does not “reflect a community consensus.”

A spokeswoman from Steinberg's office says a hearing date for the legislation is still pending.

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