Thursday, April 1, 2010
In a shocking move the city council has decided to rename our neighborhood to honor the Norwegian city. Mayor McGinn said that this strong relationship has not received an honor since 1970 when the Seattle Bergen relationship was recognized as the best overall Sister City program. "It's about time we started getting recognized for our strong Norwegian ties. Renaming Ballard is the right thing to do now for our city. Our new neighborhood of Bergen's time is now."
So far, the Mayor of Ballard has yet to comment. We'll keep you posted on the latest developments.