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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


Dept/ Agency:  Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk

Action:  (   ) Ratifying     (X) Authorizing     (   ) Amending

Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation

Honoree: Roberto Cabañas, Jr.           

Date(s): Tuesday, November 29, 2022                          

Official Street Name(s):  Intersection of Highland Avenue  and Park Avenue                  

Ceremonial Intersection Name: “Roberto Cabañas, Jr. Plaza”                     

Sponsor: Louise Scott Rountree, Council Member                     

Additional Information:




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


WHEREAS, Roberto Cabañas, 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 national acclaim.




1. The Municipal Council does hereby authorize the honorary and ceremonial renaming of the intersection of Highland Avenue and Park Avenue, “Roberto Cabañas, Jr. Plaza.”


2. The official name of said streets shall remain Park Avenue and Parker Street, in its entirety.





This Resolution authorizes the naming of the intersection of Highland Avenue and Park Avenue, “Roberto Cabañas, Jr. Plaza”, for honorary and ceremonial purposes.