Dodgers News: Vin Scully Avenue Might Not Be Unveiled Until May
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The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion last month to rename Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue with unanimous approval, with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and several players attending the hearing.

The street renaming applies to the portion of Elysian Park Avenue that runs from Sunset Boulevard to Dodger Stadium Way.

The motion was filed by LA City Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo and had the approval of Scully.

Scully previously declined an identical gesture proposed by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti in 2013.

The Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster is entering his 67th and final season in the broadcast booth, and said he accepted the honor a second time around in part due to this being his last year with the club.

Los Angeles city ordinance requires a 30-day period for any street name change to officially take place. However, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News, the change may not go into effect until May:

The spokesperson for Cedillo’s office, Arturo Chavez, said in an e-mail that the process is moving on schedule. He described the first week of April as a “best case scenario.” Realistically, however, the name change will take place “most likely the first week of May.” … Chavez added that the BOE has received “mixed pro and con” responses so far from residents.

The Dodgers open the 2016 season on April 4 in San Diego, then head north to play a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The Dodgers’ home opener this season is April 12, when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Scully joins Chick Hearn, the former voice of the Los Angeles Lakers, as broadcasters with streets in Los Angeles named in their honor. In 2002, the portion of West 11th Street between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street (now L.A. Live Way) was renamed Chick Hearn Court.