Los Angeles Street to Be Named After Former President Obama

Barack Obama
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 03: Former President Barack Obama greets guests after moderating a roundtable discussion at the South Shore Cultural Center about the Obama Presidential Center, which is scheduled to be built in nearby Jackson Park, on May 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Presidential Center design envisions three buildings, a museum, library and forum. Obama was accompanied at the event by his wife Michelle who was making her first trip back to Chicago since leaving the White House in January. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A Los Angeles boulevard will soon bear the name of our nation’s 44th president.

ABC reports that in honor of former President Barack Obama, a 3.5-mile stretch of Rodeo Road, in the city’s southwest section, will now be called “Obama Boulevard.

The proposal was unanimously approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday. Obama Boulevard would run from Jefferson Boulevard to Arlington Avenue.

Herb Wesson, president of the city council, led the proposal. It noted that the area is housed on “president’s row,” a section of streets named after former presidents.

Washington Boulevard, Adams Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard are among the streets located on “president’s row.”

 

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