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File #: 18-0219    Version: 0 Name: City Property - Naming the Fire Station, Located at 5714 Eastern Avenue, to be the Konstantine Prevas Fire Station
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 4/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 8/10/2018
Enactment #: 18-161
Title: City Property - Naming the Fire Station, Located at 5714 Eastern Avenue, to be the Konstantine Prevas Fire Station For the purpose of naming the fire station, located at 5714 Eastern Avenue, to be the Konstantine Prevas Fire Station.
Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett
Indexes: City Property, City Property - Renaming, Fire Station, Naming
Attachments: 1. 18-0219~1st Reader, 2. Real Estate 18-0219, 3. Planning 18-0219, 4. Fire 18-0219, 5. Law 18-0219, 6. 18-0219~3rd Reader, 7. Completed File_18-0219
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Cohen
At the request of: The African American Fire Fighters Historical Society, Inc.
Address: c/o George Collins, President, 3915 Maine Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Telephone: 410-258-7546
A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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City Property - Naming the Fire Station, Located at 5714 Eastern Avenue, to be the Konstantine Prevas Fire Station
For the purpose of naming the fire station, located at 5714 Eastern Avenue, to be the Konstantine Prevas Fire Station.
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By authority of
Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement
Section 20-2
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

In 1968, Mr. Konstantine Prevas, World War II veteran, attorney, and leader in Baltimore’s Greek community, was a member of the Baltimore City’s Board of Fire Commissioners. At that time the Board of Fire Commissioners was the governing body over the Fire Department. Although there had been, in 1953, a desegregation decision by the Board of Fire Commissioners, barriers of discrimination still remained, including segregation in some of Baltimore City’s fire houses. In a vote to change this situation, Mr. Prevas cast the deciding vote to ensure impartiality, equality, and scrutiny of the system for all members of the Baltimore City Fire Department.

The following statement was released from an Executive Session of the Fire Board, held April 30, 1968:

“The Board wishes to clearly state that it is unalterably opposed to the unwritten rule that seems to prevail in a few i...

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