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Council votes against naming center after Chávez

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In this photo, Councilor Jacob Roebuck shares his statement as Councilors Judy Stubbs, Caleb Grant, Mayor Dennis Kintigh, and Councilor Jeanine Corn Best listen at the full city council meeting on Thursday night. (Alison Penn Photo)

The Roswell City Council voted to not approve the resolution for naming of the Roswell Recreation and Aquatic Center after César Chávez. Twenty-six people publicly shared their opinions. Of those, 15 spoke in favor and 11 spoke in opposition. After three hours of the meeting had passed, including public presentations and discussion between city councilors, the council voted 7 to 3.

More coverage will appear in a later edition of the Roswell Daily Record.