Cesar Chavez Street Signs Debuted Today At City Hall, Along Cesar Chavez Blvd.
Mayor Tom Leppert injected some pomp into the street sign changeover, along with city council members Steve Salazar, Delia Jasso and Tennell Atkins.
Photos by Patrick Michels
Two years and a million misfires ago, local Latino groups began a push to rename a street in Dallas in honor of Cesar Chavez.
A new sign goes up Friday afternoon at Canton and
Renato de los Santos had just begun his one-year term as president of the League of United Latin American Citizens' Dallas chapter when the issue came up in May 2008. After voters rejected the name change along Industrial Boulevard, de los Santos told Unfair Park, some leaders were willing to shelve the issue for a while and focus on priorities with a lower profile, like students' dropout rate, housing and business development in the Latino community.
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