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The location of the roadway holds special significance to Obama’s political legacy, as it is home to the Rancho Cienega Sports Center and Park where he once hosted a campaign rally while running for president. It will also be located directly across from W. Martin Luther King Boulevard. The forthcoming boulevard adds to a growing list of ways in which 44th U.S. President is honored throughout the state. To date, there are also several California schools named after Obama. Details on when the renaming of Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard will take place have yet to be publicly confirmed.
Also #OTD in 2008, @BarackObama became the first African-American presidential nominee from a major 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 many. pic.twitter.com/fpGqikmQtD— L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson (@HerbJWesson) August 28, 2018