Los Angeles Just Named A Road After Barack Obama

The name change, from Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard, commemorates the legacy of the 44th president, the city’s mayor said.

President Barack Obama is being honored with his own road in Los Angeles.

Rodeo Road, a 3.5-mile residential stretch, not to be confused with the upscale Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, will be changed to Obama Boulevard, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday after a City Council vote.

The name change was proposed by City Council President Herb Wesson back in June 2017,  the LA Times reported.

Wesson noted at the time that Obama held a campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road in 2007. It was Obama’s first visit to California after announcing his presidential campaign.

Then-Sen. Barack Obama is seen holding a rally at the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex in Los Angeles in 2007. It was his first official campaign stop in California after launching his presidential bid.

The area includes streets named after other presidents including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It also meets West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Wesson celebrated the name change on Tuesday, which he noted was 10 years after Obama became the first African-American presidential nominee from a major political party.

“Proud to take this next step on a day that meant so much to so many,” he tweeted.

Source: huffingtonpost

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