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File #: ORD. 2020-224    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 10/12/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/9/2020
Title: To rename the street in the city of Richmond known as Confederate Avenue as "Laburnum Park Boulevard."
Patrons: Kimberly Gray, Vice President Hilbert
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2020-224
Title
To rename the street in the city of Richmond known as Confederate Avenue as "Laburnum Park Boulevard."
Body
WHEREAS, the City Council has from time to time found it appropriate to name or rename City-owned streets and facilities for historic and honorific reasons; and
WHEREAS, upon the information and belief of Council, the street known as Confederate Avenue was named in honor of the Confederate States of America; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that the name Confederate Avenue is not reflective of contemporary culture; and
WHEREAS, sections 8-7 through 8-10 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, generally prescribe a process for the renaming of City facilities, including streets such as Confederate Avenue; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Richmond that the street located in the city of Richmond and known as Confederate Avenue be renamed as "Laburnum Park Boulevard" without the necessity for strict compliance with the requirements set forth in sections 8-7 through 8-10 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended;
NOW, THEREFORE,
THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That, notwithstanding the provisions of sections 8-7 through 8-10 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, or any other law to the contrary, the street located in the city of Richmond and known as "Confederate Avenue" be and is hereby renamed as "Laburnum Park Boulevard."
? 2. That, in order to effectuate the provisions of section 1 of this ordinance, the Chief Administrative Officer shall (i) cause the appropriate City agency to prepare and erect signs appropriately marking "Laburnum Park Boulevard," (ii) request that all City agencies note such renaming in the records maintained by each such agency, and (iii) take all other appropriate actions to effectuate the renaming of Confederate Avenue as "Laburnum Park Boulevard."
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