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File #: 19-0177R    Version: 0 Name: Honoring Former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/28/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/28/2019
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Title: Honoring Former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III For the purpose of paying tribute to the life of Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III and expressing appreciation for the many contributions he made to Baltimore City and for his many years of extraordinary service to the citizens of Baltimore.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Ryan Dorsey, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr., Bill Henry, Zeke Cohen, Danielle McCray
Indexes: Former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III, Honoring
Attachments: 1. 19-0177R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
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Introduced by: President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Honoring Former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III
For the purpose of paying tribute to the life of Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III and expressing appreciation for the many contributions he made to Baltimore City and for his many years of extraordinary service to the citizens of Baltimore.
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The motto of Loyola University Maryland is “Strong Truths Well Lived.” That motto could also be used to describe one of the University’s most distinguished alumni and Baltimore’s 43rd mayor, Mayor Thomas J. D’Alesandro III, who passed away on October 20 at the age of 90.

Former Mayor D’Alesandro was a courageous man with impeccable integrity who led the City of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971, one of the City’s most tumultuous times. Despite those times, under Mayor D’Alesandro’s leadership, the City prioritized building schools in underserved areas and expanding opportunities for all City youth.

Even before he became Mayor, through his leadership as City Council President, he championed Baltimore’s first anti-discrimination laws. He believed to his core that the only way Baltimore could succeed as a City was if opportunity was available to all, not just a select few. Indeed, by working tirelessly to eliminate barriers within City government and the City itself, his legacy is a stronger, fairer, and more equitable Baltimore.

There is no doubt that Mayor D’Alesandro’s impact on Baltimore, both ...

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