Residents can express their opinion until March 16 by filling in an electronic questionnaire on the website of Liepāja municipality.
You can also fill in the questionnaire in the foyer of Liepāja City Council, Rožu Street 6, and throw it in the mailbox located there.
The public hearing is organized in connection with the call of the Chancellery of the President of Latvia to rename one of Liepājas streets in the name of the first Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia, Miķelis Valters from Liepāja.
The section of Peldu Street has been chosen from several offers as the most suitable option to honor the memory of the statesman. the portal learned the municipality.
Mikēlis Valters was born in Liepāja on May 7, 1874. He was Latvia’s first Minister of the Interior, a politician, diplomat, journalist and writer. M. Walter played an important role in formulating the idea of Latvia’s independence and in founding the state.
From October 1919, Michael Walter was the diplomatic representative in Italy, in March 1921 – the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Italy, from November 1921 – also the non-resident Minister in Spain and Portugal.
Mr Walter was also Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France, Poland, Hungary, Belgium and Luxembourg, and consul in Karalauchi.
Michael Walter died on March 27, 1968, and was buried in Nice, France. On September 23, 2020, he was reburied in Riga, Meža cemetery. The memorial plaque of the Nice cemetery was given as a gift by M. Valters’ relatives in the collection of the Liepāja Museum.
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