New city transportation chief named

April 15, 1992

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke has named Assistant Planning Director Victor L. Bonaparte as Baltimore's acting transportation commissioner.

Mr. Bonaparte, 44, who has worked in the Planning Department for 19 years, Monday will replace Herman Williams Jr., who has been named fire chief.

"I think this is a great opportunity for me," Mr. Bonaparte said.

Mr. Bonaparte has served for the past eight months as Mr. Schmoke's representative on the transportation steering committee of the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments.

As acting transportation commissioner, Mr. Bonaparte will oversee an agency that's responsible for a wide variety of services including road repairs, snow removal and enforcement of parking regulations.

But the Transportation Department's future is uncertain. Earlier this year, a task force recommended a merger of the Transportation Department and the Public Works Department in order to streamline city government.

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