Los Angeles is arguably the progressive capital of the world, and now President Obama will have a road named after him.
After a 15-0 city council vote on Tuesday, the debate is over. Former president Barack Obama will have his name replace the current Rodeo Road. Rodeo road runs through parts of L.A. and is not the same as the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
Mayor Eric Garcetti made the announcement official on Twitter late Tuesday night.
It’s official: our City Council has voted to rename Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard!
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) August 29, 2018
City Counsel president, Herb Wesson, suggested the change last year and now it is a reality.
Obama Boulevard will be located near the “president’s row,” a collection of streets that have been named after former presidents. Streets that include Washington Boulevard, Adams Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard.
Obama becomes the next president to be honored, but not all presidents are honored on the streets of Los Angeles. The city counsel decided they want to remove President Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame.
Obama is getting his own road and Trump can’t even keep his Walk of Fame Star in Hollywood from being attacked.
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