Los Angeles street to be renamed after Obama
A residential street in southwestern Los Angeles will be renamed following former President Barrack Obama, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a tweet Tuesday.
The vote by L.A. City Council comes far more than a year after City Council President Herb Wesson proposed renaming the 3-and-a-half-mile &ldquoRodeo Road&rdquo to &ldquoObama Boulevard&rdquo in honor of the former president. Wesson&rsquos proposal noted that Obama held a campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road for the duration of his 2008 bid, The Los Angeles Instances reported.
The date of the city council&rsquos approval to rename Rodeo Road coincides with the 55th anniversary of Martin Luther King&rsquos &ldquoI Have a Dream Speech".
&ldquoAlso #OTD in 2008 @BarackObama became the initial African-American presidential nominee from a key 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 several,&rdquo Wesson tweeted.
The area, which is predominantly African-American, already contains streets named following former U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams.
Final September, California passed a resolution to rename a stretch of the 134 Freeway, &ldquoPresident Barack H. Obama Highway&rdquo. Many schools in California have been named following the 44th president.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti praised the move Tuesday tweeting, &ldquoIt&rsquos official: our City Council has voted to rename Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard! We&rsquore thrilled that Angelenos and guests will forever be reminded of the legacy of President @Barack Obama when traveling across L.A.&rdquo
Published at Wed, 29 Aug 2018 10:30:00 +0000