City Council Approves Renaming 39th Avenue for Cesar Chavez (UPDATED with additional Council quotes)


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We'll flesh this news out in a bit with more from the scene, but the basic development for the moment is that City Council just voted 5-0 this morning to rename 39th Avenue for Cesar Chavez. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the question of renaming a Portland street for the late labor icon has been contentious and long. "For my family, we would be honored to live on Cesar ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 HANK STERN

Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. or 39th Ave.? That Was The Question


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An estimated 300 people filled City Council chambers on Tuesday night- a capacity crowd that required another 50 people to go to the adjacent Portland Building to watch a live feed of the dueling testimony over the proposed renaming of 39th Ave to Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. More than 150 people signed up to testify during the four-hour hearing, with most of the speakers opposed to the idea of ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Allison Ferre

The Other Hot Potato Coming to City Hall: Proposed 39th Avenue Renaming


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In case anybody's forgotten amid all the City Hall tumult over the soccer/baseball meltdown, City Hall has another hot potato coming its way this week. It's the hearing at 6 pm Tuesday, June 23 on the ordinance (PDF) to rename Southeast and Northeast 39th Avenue after Cesar Chavez. Flyers are up all along 39th Avenue and in neighborhood businesses urging people to attend the hearing at City ...   More
 
Saturday, June 20, 2009 Katie Litvin

City to Put Up Cesar Chavez Signs Next Month


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

More Chávez Renamings


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We have a Murmur in this morning's WW about a Portland school that is considering a name change — with one suggestion being César Chávez, the late labor leader whose name is already replacing 39th Avenue throughout town. Turns out Portland has company in wanting to honor the Mexican-American icon. Dallas is also considering renaming a street for Chávez. But here's ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 HANK STERN

Portland Superintendent Recommends Naming School for César Chávez


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The Portland School Board will decide next week whether to rename Clarendon-Portsmouth K-8 School for Mexican-American activist César E. Chávez. The board's upcoming decision comes after Superintendent Carole Smith made the recommendation today to a subcommittee of the School Board. The idea for the school's renaming stretches back at least two years. It first surfaced about the ...   More
 
Monday, July 12, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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