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Title
DR. CECIL L. 'CHIP' MURRAY CIRCLE
Subject
Motion - In 1977, Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray was assigned to First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest black church in Los Angeles. His new church family had 300 active members in 1977. They received his vision to set a fire in the hearts of his members to be a church that extends beyond the walls. The fire and spirit of love spread, and the congregation grew to 17,300 members. The ministry of the church fills the sanctuary with an awe-inspiring spiritual worship service and spills beyond the walls of the church with some 40 task forces that include health, substance abuse, homelessness emergency food and clothing, general and specialized housing, tutoring, entrepreneurial training, employment services and the like. The vision of First African Methodist Episcopal (AME) is a manifestation of Rev. Murray's 22+ years of ministry and leadership to carry out God's work. President George Bush named the First African Methodist Episcopal Church the 177th Point of Light for its courageous outreach in community services. The Hawthorne Shopping Plaza has included Dr. Murray in a sand sculpture as a tribute to African Americans who have overcome. George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Phyllis Wheatley, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King. The story of struggles and triumphs of African Americans cannot be told without including the pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, Rev. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray. In honor of Dr. Murray's contributions to the Los Angeles Community, it is appropriate that the City honor his legacy by naming the intersection near his beloved First African Methodist Episcopal Church as "Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray Square" to commemorate his retirement in September, 2004. THEREFORE MOVE that West 25 Street between South Hobart Boulevard and South Harvard Boulevard be named as "Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray Circle." FURTHER MOVE that the City Council direct the Department of Transportation to fabricate and install permanent ceremonial signs on West 25th Street between South Hobart Boulevard and South Harvard Boulevard "Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray Circle" in recognition of Dr. Murray's long-standing civic service to the City of Los Angeles. The Department of Transportation work with Councilmember Parks' Office to determine the appropriate sign location. FURTHER MOVE that these signs should be installed in conjunction with Dr. Murray's retirement in September, 2004. NEW COUNCIL FILE 07-0192
Date Received / Introduced
08/10/2004
Last Changed Date
01/31/2007
Council District
8
Mover
BERNARD PARKS
Second
ERIC GARCETTI
MARTIN LUDLOW
JAN PERRY
ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA
File History
8-11-04 - This day's Council session
8-11-04 - Ref to Transportation Committee
8-11-04 - File to Transportation Committee Clerk
8-18-04 - Council Action - Motion ADOPTED
8-24-04 - File to Transportation Committee Clerk OK
8-27-04 - File in files
6-6-06 - This day's Council session - Motion - Parks Mover 2006 / Rosendahl - On August 18, 2004, the Council adopted a Motion (C.F. 04-1567), to honor the legacy of Dr. Cecil L. "Chip" Murray for Dr. Murray's contributions to the Los Angeles community, by naming an intersection near West 25th Street, between South Hobart Boulevard and South Harvard Boulevard, "Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray Square," near the First African Methodist Episcopal.
THEREFORE MOVE that the Council designate the intersection of West 25th Street and South Harvard Boulevard as "Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray Circle".
FURTHER MOVE that the Council direct the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services to install a decorative landscaped traffic circle at the intersection of West 25th Street and South Harvard Boulevard to be named "Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray Circle" in recognition of Dr. Murray's long-standing civic service to the City of Los Angeles.
FURTHER MOVE that the following funds in the total amount of $157,000 from various funding sources be provided for this project, as follows:
1) Transfer and appropriate $82,001 from the Council District 8 portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund, Fund 43D, Department 50, to the following accounts within the Bureau of Street Services Fund 100, Department 86, as follows:
Account Title Amount
1090 Salaries - Overtime $32,001
1100 Salaries - Hiring Hall $15,000
1120 Benefits - Hiring Hall $ 5,000
3030 Construction Materials $10,000
3040 Contractual Services $10,000
6020 Operating Supplies and Expense $10,000
Total $82,001
2) Authorize the Controller to do the following:
a) Transfer appropriations within Fund #424 Community Development Trust Fund as follows:
Account Title Amount
From: A374 Dr. Cecil Murray Circle $41,000
To: Y186 Bureau of Street Services $41,000
b) Appropriate $41,000 within Fund #100/86 as follows:
Account Title Amount
1090 Salaries - Overtime $16,000
3030 Construction Materials $10,000
3040 Contractual Services $10,000
6020 Operating Supplies and Expense $ 5,000
Total $41,000
c) Expend funds from Fund #424 account A374 in an amount not to exceed $9,000 to reimburse related cost upon proper demand of the General Manager of Community Development Department (CDD).
PF3201 Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray Circle $50,000
3) Authorize the Department of Public Works to accept and deposit funds from the Community Redevelopment Agency in the amount of $24,999 and appropriate therefrom into the Bureau of Street Services Fund 100, Department 86, as follows:
Account Title Amount
1090 Salaries - Overtime $9,999
3030 Construction Materials $5,000
3040 Contractual Services $5,000
6020 Operating Supplies & Expense $5,000
Total $24,999
6-6-06 - Ref to Public Works Committee
6-6-06 - File to Public Works Committee Clerk
6-27-06 - Council Action - Public Works Committee report ADOPTED, subject to the approval of the Mayor to:
1. DESIGNATE the intersection of West 25th Street and South Harvard Boulevard as "Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray Circle."
2. DIRECT the Bureau of Street Services (BOSS) to install a decorative landscaped traffic circle at the intersection of West 25th Street and South Harvard Boulevard to be named "Dr. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray Circle."
3. TRANSFER and APPROPRIATE $82,001 from the Council District 8 portion of the Street Furniture Revenue Fund, Fund 43D, Department 50, to the following accounts within the Bureau of Street Services Fund 100, Department 86, as follows:
Account Title Amount
1090 Salaries - Overtime $32,001
1100 Salaries - Hiring Hall 15,000
1120 Benefits - Hiring Hall 5,000
3030 Construction Materials 10,000
3040 Contractual Services 10,000
6020 Operating Supplies and Expense 10,000
Total $82,001
4. AUTHORIZE the Controller to do the following:
a. TRANSFER appropriations within Fund No. 424 Community Development Trust Fund as follows:
Account Title Amount
From: A374 Dr. Cecil Murray Circle $41,000
To: Y186 Bureau of Street Services $41,000
b. APPROPRIATE $41,000 within Fund No. 100/86 as follows:
Account Title Amount
1090 Salaries - Overtime $16,000
3030 Construction Materials 10,000
3040 Contractual Services 10,000
6020 Operating Supplies and Expense 5,000
Total $41,000
c. EXPEND funds from Fund No. 424, Account A374 in an amount not to exceed $9,000 to reimburse related cost upon proper demand of the General Manager of the Community Development Department (CDD):
PF3201 Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray Circle $50,000
5. AUTHORIZE the Department of Public Works to accept and deposit funds from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in the amount of $24,999 and APPROPRIATE therefrom into the Bureau of Street Services Fund 100, Department 86, as follows:
Account Title Amount
1090 Salaries - Overtime $ 9,999
3030 Construction Materials 5,000
3040 Contractual Services 5,000
6020 Operating Supplies and Expense 5,000
Total $24,999
6. AUTHORIZE the BOSS to make any technical corrections or clarifications to carry out the intent of the Motion (Parks - Rosendahl) as detailed above in Recommendation Nos. 1-5 and attached to the Council file.
6-27-06 - File to Mayor FORTHWITH
6-30-06 - Mayor's message concurred in Council action of June 27, 2006
6-30-06 - File to Calendar Clerk
7-6-06 - File to Public Works Committee Clerk OK
7-7-06 - File in files

Online Documents (Doc)

Title Doc Date
Council Action 06/27/2006
Motion 06/06/2006

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Meeting Date: 06/27/2006
Meeting Type: Special
Vote Action: Adopted
Vote Given: (11 - 0 - 4)
Member Name CD Vote
TONY CARDENAS 6 ABSENT
ERIC GARCETTI 13 YES
WENDY GREUEL 2 ABSENT
JANICE HAHN 15 YES
JOSE HUIZAR 14 YES
TOM LABONGE 4 ABSENT
ALEX PADILLA 7 ABSENT
BERNARD C PARKS 8 YES
JAN PERRY 9 YES
ED REYES 1 YES
BILL ROSENDAHL 11 YES
GREIG SMITH 12 YES
JACK WEISS 5 YES
HERB WESSON 10 YES
DENNIS ZINE 3 YES