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South Powers Avenue segment may honor fallen city fire captain
Fire Captain Tom Moore

South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and East Yosemite Avenue may become the next street in Manteca to have an honorary name.

The Manteca City Council Tuesday will consider attaching the honorary street name Captain Moore Avenue to the segment of South Powers Avenue. It will honor the memory of Manteca Fire Captain Tom Moore who died in the line of duty on June 16, 1999.

Moore, who died in a training accident, was assigned to the Powers Avenue station. He had served the community for more than 20 years at the time of his death.

The petition for the honorary name received 100 percent support from those whose businesses or homes fronting the street.

If the City Council approves  the request when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m., a sign of a different color reading Captain Moore Avenue will be  placed below the green Powers Avenue Street signs.

Thomas Street is the first street in Manteca to carry an honorary street name beneath the official street sign carrying the name Thomas Street. The signs were put in put in place in November of 2020 in honor of Jim Thomas who served as a Manteca Unified School District superintendent.

The city’s honorary street names and signs program does not replace existing names and signs. Nor will they appear on official maps or Google Maps.

The honorary signs besides being of a different color and design, are placed below the primary street sign. A fee covers the cost of the installation and manufacture of the honorary sign(s) as well as staff time to process the request.

Eligibility requirements for the signs are names of people of historical significance who have made contributions to the city. They may be living or deceased individuals.


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