LOS ANGELES — A street in Los Angeles will be renamed Obama Boulevard.
The City Council voted Tuesday to rename Rodeo Road in honor of former President Barack Obama.
The change was proposed by council President Herb Wesson, who noted that Obama held a presidential campaign rally at a site along the street in 2007.
Other streets running through Wesson’s council district are named after former U.S. presidents. They include Washington, Adams and Jefferson boulevards.
Also #OTD in 2008, @BarackObama became the first African-American presidential nominee from a major political party. Today our council gave final approval to our motion to rename Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard. Proud to take this next step on a day that meant so much to so many. pic.twitter.com/fpGqikmQtD— L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson (@HerbJWesson) August 28, 2018