Handful of people want “Mike Hubbard Boulevard” renamed

By: Dorothy Sherman

AUBURN, AL – Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s name graces a street sign in Auburn and now some folks would like for the street to be renamed.

On Friday, Hubbard was convicted of 12 counts of felony ethics charges.  The conviction removed him from office.

On Monday, an Auburn city spokesperson told WLTZ that a handful of people have reached out to city officials asking for the street sign’s name to be changed.

Hubbard’s name also graces a building at Auburn University.  In 2013 university officials had a ribbon cutting for the "Mike Hubbard Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce".  The Auburn University Board of Trustees voted to name the building after Hubbard, who helped secure millions of dollars in funding. 

A university spokesperson told WLTZ at this point there’s been no public discussion or move to change the building’s name.

As for the street sign, that issue maybe discussed during an upcoming city council meeting.