Barack Obama will be honored in the City of Angels with a street named after him. According to CNN, Rodeo Road in Los Angeles, CA will be renamed to Obama Boulevard. The City Council voted 15-0 to change a section of Rodeo Road’s name to honor this country’s first African-American president.
Mayor Of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, excitedly revealed the news via Twitter.
City Council President Herb Wesson, who made the motion for Obama to have a street named after him, said he chose Rodeo Road because that’s where Obama hosted his first presidential campaign rally in 2007 in Rancho Cienega Park.
On Twitter, Wesson pointed out that the same day Obama Boulevard was approved was the anniversary of Dr. amrtin Luther King, Jr. gave the ‘I Have A Dream’ speech at the March on Washington in 1955.
Obama Boulevard will be apart of President’s Row, which consists of streets named after past U.S presidents. Other streets on President’s Row include Washington Boulevard, Jefferson Boulevard and Adams Boulevard.
Obama has not commented on this yet.