Renaming commission approved by City Council, Poplar renaming sidelined

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 21, 2020 8:00 PM CT | Published: July 21, 2020 8:00 PM CT

The Poplar Avenue name change to Black Lives Matter Avenue will be among the items the renaming commission considers. The trio of related measures met with mixed results at Tuesday's Memphis City Council session. An ordinance to give the council final approval of any names changes of streets, parks and public places may get some legal rewording before its first of three votes next months.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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