So our current County Commissioners want to change the name of Holiday. They claim it is because the citizen’s of Holiday have requested it. Yet every person I have spoken to in Holiday says that they never even knew about this.
I have heard that they want to do this because of the reputation of Holiday and that changing the name will fix that reputation. That will not happen. Changing a name never fixes the problems that they have in an area. What fixes those problems are people working to solve the problems. If they want to work on the issues of blight in Holiday along 19 bring businesses in that want to purchase the empty lots or vacant buildings and encourage them to build there. If you want to fix the issues with crime, start neighborhood watch programs and set up community patrols. If you want to fight the issues with substance abuse, work on funding programs that get people the help that they need. Changing the name will not solve any of these problems. It will cause an issue with a lot of the people there having to change their addresses with family members, banks, and credit card companies. The name of Holiday is a great name, because after all who doesn’t want to go to Holiday in Florida?
So instead of changing the name of Holiday, we need to actually fix the issues that we have in Holiday. No name change is going to solve these problems.