PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh is changing the way it names public property as it considers affixing a former mayor’s name to a $2.3 million soccer facility he championed.

City council voted unanimously Tuesday to reconstitute a Commission on Naming Public Properties and require final approval from two-thirds of council.

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The long-dormant commission will be cut from 11 members to three top officials: the public works, parks and recreation and planning directors.

The changes come amid a debate over naming an artificial turf soccer field at Riverview Park in the city’s North Side section after Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who left office last year.

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Councilwoman Darlene Harris supports naming the field after the ex-mayor.

She’s been keeping a $2,100 “Ravenstahl Field” plaque, ordered by a member of his administration, in her office pending a vote.

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