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File #: 19-0598    Version: Name: Resolution: Ceremonial Street Designation - Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/2/2019 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 4/3/2019 Final action: 4/3/2019
Title: Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation Honoree: Former Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Date(s): Thursday, April 4, 2019 Official Street Name(s): Broad Street in its entirety Ceremonial Intersection Name: Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard Sponsor: Council of the Whole Additional Information: Broad Street, from Poinier Street to Oriental Street
Sponsors: Council of the Whole, Luis A. Quintana
Related files: 19-0600
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Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation
Honoree: Former Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson
Date(s): Thursday, April 4, 2019
Official Street Name(s): Broad Street in its entirety
Ceremonial Intersection Name: Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard
Sponsor: Council of the Whole
Additional Information:
Broad Street, from Poinier Street to Oriental Street
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WHEREAS, Ordinance 6PSF-e, adopted on May 20, 2015, authorizes the designation of an intersection, etc. for honorary and ceremonial purposes; and

WHEREAS, in 1970 the late Honorable Kenneth A. Gibson gained national prominence when he became the first African-American elected Mayor of a major northeastern city; and

WHEREAS, his rise to power is well chronicled as he led New Jersey's largest city in the aftermath of the devastating Newark "Rebellion" of 1967 and successfully guided the City through America's turbulent years of the 1970's and 80's, featuring racial discord, financial distress and social upheaval; and

WHEREAS, the sincere admiration he received from the community for his stewardship during his sixteen (16) years of leadership has endeared him to the residents of Newark as one of its' greatest public servants of all time.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

1. The Municipal Council does hereby authorize the honorary and ceremonial renaming of Broad Street, from Poinier Street to Oriental Street as Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard.

2. The official name of the said street shall remain Broad Street in its' entirety.


STATEMENT

This resolution authorizes the naming of Broad Street, from Poinier Street to Oriental Str...

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