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File #: 22-1440    Version: 1 Name: Resolution: Ceremonial Street Designation - Roberto Cabanas, Jr. (LSR)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/5/2022 In control: Municipal Council
On agenda: 11/22/2022 Final action: 11/22/2022
Title: Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation Honoree: Roberto Caba?as, Jr. Date(s): Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Official Street Name(s): Intersection of Highland Avenue and Park Avenue Ceremonial Intersection Name: "Roberto Caba?as, Jr. Plaza" Sponsor: Louise Scott Rountree, Council Member Additional Information:
Sponsors: Louise Scott-Rountree, Council of the Whole
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Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation
Honoree: Roberto Caba?as, Jr.
Date(s): Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Official Street Name(s): Intersection of Highland Avenue and Park Avenue
Ceremonial Intersection Name: "Roberto Caba?as, Jr. Plaza"
Sponsor: Louise Scott Rountree, Council Member
Additional Information:

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WHEREAS, Ordinance 6PSF-f, adopted on May 20, 2015, authorizes the designation of an intersection, etc., for honorary and ceremonial purposes; and

WHEREAS, Roberto Caba?as, Jr., community activist, organizer and mentor, was born in Belleville, New Jersey and raised primarily in the City of Newark, New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, popular, personable and determined, Roberto attended Rutgers-Newark where he majored in Political Science and served as the Student Government President from 2008 through 2010; and

WHEREAS, through his rewarding work as a leader in Rutgers-Newark student governance where he helped shape policy, he engaged in community improvement and service projects and numerous issues vital to the community which inspired him to seek a career in public service and dedicate his life to giving back to the community he loved; and

WHEREAS, upon graduation, Roberto's career path and lifetime of service included working with several of New Jersey's and the City of Newark's largest and most influential non-profit organizations, including La Casa Don Pedro, New Jersey Citizen's Action and New Jersey Communities United, in addition to, co-founding the Alliance for Newark Public Schools, the grassroots, community-based organization that was the catalyst for the successful fight to return the Newark Public Schools to local control, and garnered him nati...

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