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Los Angeles Honour Barack Obama

By Published September 04, 2018

Los Angeles city council has voted to rename Rodeo Road of the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw neighbourhood as Obama Boulevard to honour the first black President of the United States of America.

President of the council, Herb Wesson first proposed renaming the street in 2017, noting that Rancho Cienega Park off Rodeo Road was the site of a major Obama campaign rally during his presidential run in 2008. The 3.5-mile street is also located in a predominantly African American community, and is near streets named after Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.

"We’re thrilled that Angelenos and visitors will forever be reminded of the legacy of President @BarackObama when traveling across L.A.," Garcetti tweeted, after the city council voted in favour of naming the road Obama Blvd.

Rodeo Road is not the first stretch of L.A. road to be named in honour of the 44th president, in 2017 the California legislature passed a resolution renaming a portion of the 134 Freeway after Obama.

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