Roswell tables proposals to name property after Cesar Chavez


ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – Roswell officials have decided to put any plans to rename city property after the late California farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez on hold.

The Roswell Daily Record reports that on Monday the City Council voted unanimously to indefinitely delay proposals to rename a recreation center or a square block after Chavez.

The city council has been embattled for more than a year trying to honor Chavez. Last year, a proposal to rename a street after him failed to gain traction without the support of the Chaves County commission.

City Councilor Elena Velasquez, who has been pushing for the dedication, says the city needs to work on educating the community before it can turn its attention to naming anything after Chavez. Monday was Velasquez’s last meeting before her term expired.

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