If you read the Gazette or the Washington Post, >you know it is possible that the new library in Rockville Town Center could be named for the former Montgomery County executive and former Rockville mayor (and West End resident) Doug Duncan.
The new MoCo executive, Ike Leggett, is set to make the decision after a board (stacked, critics say, with Duncan supporters) has recommended to go with the name. This would make it one of the few libraries in the county that has a person’s name affixed (usually they are named after the place they are) and Leggett would have to waive a county policy that requires people for whom buildings are named to have been away from public service for at least five years.
 According to WaPo, “Duncan backers said that he was a supporter of public libraries and that he increased funding, expanded library hours and fought for state money for the Rockville project during his 12 years in office.” [/edit]
Critics say that Duncan did not push hard enough, when MoCo executive, for library funding and so it would be wrong to name a library after him. Among alternatives that have been proposed is “Rockville Memorial Library,” to honor fallen soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What do you think?