Street in Los Angeles Renamed For Former President Barack Obama

posted by RJ Johnson @rickerthewriter - 

Obama boulevard is coming to L.A.

You won't be rolling down Rodeo Road any longer. 

The City Council voted Tuesday to rename Rodeo Road in honor of former President Barack Obama. The change was initially proposed by council President Herb Wesson, who noted that Obama held a campaign rally at a site along the street in 2007 during his first campaign for the presidency. 

Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated the news in a post online Wednesday morning. 

It’s official: our City Council has voted to rename Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard! We’re thrilled that Angelenos and visitors will forever be reminded of the legacy of President Barack Obama when traveling across L.A.

Other streets that run through Wesson's district have also been named for former U.S. presidents. They include Washington, Adams, and Jefferson Boulevards. 

Photo: Getty Images

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