After an unanimous vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors earlier this month, Mayor Mark Farrell signed legislation on Monday officially naming the new Terminal 1 at SFO after Harvey Milk.
Though, it might take a couple of years before you can fly out of the new Milk terminal. The airport's main terminal—home to Frontier, Southwest, American and Delta Airlines—is currently undergoing a massive $2.4-billion rebuild, which began in June 2016 and won't be unveiled until the summer of 2019 (and that's just phase one). The whole project won't be done until 2022.
Still, plans to memorialize Milk are already under way. The new law mandates that the "Director of the Airport submit to the Arts Commission a plan for design and placement of artwork in the terminal memorializing the life and legacy of Harvey Milk" by September of this year. Not a bad way to remember the first openly gay elected official on the 40th anniversary of his death.
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