Dignitaries file passed a large portrait of Ivory Lee Young Jr. at the start of his funeral service in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on Morehouse College campus on Dec. 1, 2018. The four-term city councilman from west Atlanta, longtime architect, ordained minister and family man, died Nov. 16, 2018 from cancer at age 56.STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Atlanta City Council considers naming street after deceased colleague

Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown has introduced legislation that would rename a section of Griffin Street NW between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Jefferson Street after late City Councilman Ivory Lee Young.

Under the proposal, the public works department would install signs at each intersection identifying the street as Ivory Lee Young Jr. Way.

Young died in November, 2018 after undergoing treatment for cancer.

Brown won Young’s seat in a runoff election last year.

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