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File #: 20-0540    Version: 0 Name: Corrective - City Streets - Renaming Violet Hill White Way to Violet Hill Whyte Way
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/29/2020
Enactment #: 20-400
Title: Corrective - City Streets - Renaming Violet Hill White Way to Violet Hill Whyte Way For the purpose of changing the name of Violet Hill White Way, which is located between the 700 blocks of West Lexington Street and West Fayette Street and before Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Violet Hill Whyte Way.
Sponsors: Eric T. Costello
Indexes: Corrective, Renaming
Attachments: 1. 20-0540~1st Reader, 2. Planning 20-0540, 3. Real Estate 20-0540, 4. DOT 20-0540, 5. Bill Synopsis 20-0540, 6. Hearing Agenda 20-0540, 7. Hearing Notes 20-0540, 8. Law 20-0540, 9. Hearing Minutes 20-0540, 10. 20-0540~3rd Reader, 11. Signed Ordinance 20-0540
* 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 Costello

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Corrective - City Streets - Renaming Violet Hill White Way to Violet Hill Whyte Way
For the purpose of changing the name of Violet Hill White Way, which is located between the 700 blocks of West Lexington Street and West Fayette Street and before Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Violet Hill Whyte Way.
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By authority of
Article 26 - Surveys, Streets, and Highways
Section 7-3
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

In 1998, per subdivision, a block was redrawn, and the former street name of West Rose Aurd Place was stricken on the drawing and replaced by the name Violet Hill White Way. That was the year that the Baltimore City Council adopted, after a public hearing, a Council Resolution entitled “Violet Hill Whyte - “Lady Law”, which honored the life and service of Violet Hill Whyte, the first African- American woman appointed to the Baltimore City police force and an outstanding citizen of Baltimore City.

Violet Hill Whyte was appointed to the Baltimore City police force in 1937, and she was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1955, and to the rank of lieutenant in 1967, two months before her retirement. When first appointed to the police force, she was assigned to the Northwestern District, at Pennsylvania Avenue and Dolphin Street, and was not issued a gun, a night stick or handcuffs, but was given only a badge and a police-box key. Officer Whyte, who soon earned the respect of her fellow officers and of the res...

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