Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, has introduced a bill to name the new Benicia-Martinez bridge after U.S. Rep. George Miller of Martinez. The existing span is named after Miller’s father.
“This only begins to convey our gratitude for Congressman Miller’s years of service,” DeSaulnier said. “George has worked tirelessly for the people of Contra Costa, and this nation, for over three decades without seeking the spotlight … It was Congressman Miller who led the federal-state partnership that met the immense environmental and technical challenges associated with the Benicia-Martinez Bridge.””
DeSaulnier will push for speedy approval of ACR 62 by the Legislature in order to have it complete in time for the opening ceremony, tentatively set for late August.