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File #: R-16-144   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 12/19/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 1/4/2017
Enactment date: 1/13/2017 Enactment #: R-2017-007
Title: Renaming The Pedestrian Overpass Crossing Gibson Blvd SE Between Carlisle Blvd SE And Amherst Dr SE, As The Marshall Kovitz Overpass In Honor Of Marshall Kovitz's Many Contributions And Dedication To The City Of Albuquerque (Davis)
Attachments: 1. R-144, 2. R-144Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
1/13/2017 City Clerk Published  Action details
1/13/2017 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
1/12/2017 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
1/4/2017 City Council PassedPass Action details
12/19/2016 City Council Introduced  Action details
12/19/2016 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-16-144 ENACTMENT NO. _______________________

SPONSORED BY: Patrick Davis


RESOLUTION
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Renaming The Pedestrian Overpass Crossing Gibson Blvd SE Between Carlisle Blvd SE And Amherst Dr SE, As The Marshall Kovitz Overpass In Honor Of Marshall Kovitz's Many Contributions And Dedication To The City Of Albuquerque (Davis)
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RENAMING THE PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS CROSSING GIBSON BLVD SE BETWEEN CARLISLE BLVD SE AND AMHERST DR SE, AS THE MARSHALL KOVITZ OVERPASS IN HONOR OF MARSHALL KOVITZ'S MANY CONTRIBUTIONS AND DEDICATION TO THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE.
WHEREAS, Marshall Kovitz rode his bicycle to Albuquerque in the 1970's from his Boston-area roots, fell in love with the city, and never left again; and
WHEREAS, Marshall was a strong proponent of the cooperative model, who started a bicycle cooperative at the corner of Girard and Central and was a Founding Owner and active Board Member of La Monta?ita Co-Op for over forty years, until his death; and
WHEREAS, Marshall assisted in developing other community institutions such as the Harwood Art Center, a creative center for community and the arts; and
WHEREAS, Marshall studied Albuquerque's history in order to produce much of the "Trail Writers" information, a guide to Albuquerque's bike trails accessible on the City of Albuquerque's website; and
WHEREAS, Marshall was a friend and advocate for Albuquerque's most needy, working with the homeless at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. The existing overpass crossing Gibson Blvd SE between Carlisle Blvd SE and Amherst Dr SE shall be renamed the Marshall Kovitz Overpass in honor of his love for the community and service in promoting cooperative models, establishing community institutions, assisting the homeless, and promoting bicycling safety and culture throughout Albuquerque.

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