Some roads throughout the city might be getting a name change soon. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego will be in the process of changing the names of two streets in the upcoming weeks. However, this isn't the first time a mayor has urged the city to adjust them.\nIn a Twitter post, Gallego wrote, "Working with my fellow council-members we've moved to initiate the process for changing the offensive Phoenix street names of Robert E. Lee St. and Squaw Peak Dr."\nThe tweet continued to say that they will be working with city staff on July 1, 2020, to start the process of changing the names.\nBack in 2017, when Greg Stanton was mayor, Phoenix New Times reported that Stanton wanted to change the name of a street in the Valley: Squaw Peak Drive.\n"We want to send a message about our values as our city, which means not having street signs — paid for by taxpayers — that demean our residents," he said.\nThe Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term squaw as an offensive term used to designate an American Indian woman.\nWorking with my fellow council-members we’ve moved to initiate the process for changing the offensive Phoenix street names of Robert E. Lee St. and Squaw Peak Dr. We will work with neighbors and city staff to start this process on July 1.— Mayor Kate Gallego (@MayorGallego) June 18, 2020\nThe other street in question is Robert E. Lee, the name of a leader in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.\nAs protests continue throughout the country, other states are facing similar dilemmas. A petition in Florida is urging the governor to change the racist name of a city known as Plantation.\nView this post on Instagram The humidity levels in #Phoenix are low this time of year, typically less than #tenpercent and the #dryair lets us see the lights of #SouthMountain for miles away. #itsadryheat A post shared by City of Phoenix, AZ (@cityofphoenixaz) on Jun 12, 2020 at 4:01pm PDT\nAccording to the City of Phoenix, a mayor or three city council members can request a change to a street if it's considered "offensive and derogatory."\nOnce the process begins, it can take up to 90 days for requests to be approved and up to an additional 60 days if the alternate name proposed wasn't reviewed.\nThanks to the more recently approved policy back in 2017, the cost for updating residential street names has been reduced or waived altogether.