Renaming Commerce St to Cesar E. Chavez Av or Re-Elect Galvan (Run-off Election)
By Pedro Ruiz
SAN ANTONIO, TX.- On March 30, 2009, I went to City Hall to meet with an associate in which we met with Lourdes Galvan’s assistant. I read the San Antonio Express-News on Sunday, March 29, 2009, and it said, "District 5 Councilwoman Lourdes Galvan told the audience she hopes to have Commerce Street, one of the principal downtown arteries, renamed for Chavez within two years."
Well guess what? She did not win the Re-election on May 9, 2009, and now has to go against Mr. Medina in a run-off election for the District 5 seat. Why do politicians promise the community with a street for Cesar E. Chavez if they can’t even secure their jobs first?
Maybe Mr. Medina would be interested into what I have to say to help him win the District 5 seat. On that day on March 30, 2009, I walked into mayor Phil Hardberger’s office and left him a copy of City Ordinance # 90421.
This ordinance that was made law in 1999, states that the leaders of the Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice receive an approximate $10,000 dollars as seen fit in the city budget annually as long as they don’t RENAME Commerce Street, and settle for Cesar Chavez Memorial Way instead.
Why are there politicians promising us a street for Cesar E. Chavez, while an ordinance states that we can’t RENAME Commerce by any means?
What has Lourdes Galvan done in the past 2 years? Next! We need a true leader who does their homework, not false promises!
Tlazocamati- Ollin Quetzalcoatl 21
Renaming Commerce Street to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue or Re-Elect Lourdes Galvan (Run-off Election)
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