Los Angeles road to be renamed Obama Boulevard in May

The city of Los Angeles is renaming a road after former President Obama and will unveil the new Obama Boulevard at a naming ceremony next weekend.

“It’s here! Join us May 4 for the Obama Blvd. naming ceremony and street festival!” Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson announced in a tweet Tuesday. The festival will be free to the public, though Wesson asked those interested in attending to RSVP.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Democratic Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassHispanic Caucus seeks to retain voice in House leadership House hearing marks historic moment for slavery reparations debate The Hill's Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates MORE (Calif.) are among a number of local officials expected to attend next week’s ceremony, according to KTLA.

The Los Angeles City Council voted in August to rename the city road currently known as Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard.


At the time, Garcetti said in a tweet that he was thrilled “that Angelenos and visitors will forever be reminded of the legacy of President @BarackObama when traveling across L.A.”

Garcetti served as a California co-chairman for Obama's 2008 campaign and was endorsed by the former president during his reelection campaign in 2017.