The San Jose City Council on Tuesday approved a proposal to rename a corridor downtown after President Barack Obama.
A three-year effort by a coalition of community supporters proposed that portions of the linkage of Bird Avenue, South Montgomery Street and Autumn Street be renamed Barack Obama Boulevard, with the newly named stretch between Interstate 280 and West St. John Street being one Length of about 300 meters.
The effort to “honor the service, leadership and legacy of the 44th President,” according to the council’s agenda, was originally launched in 2017 by community attorney Alex Shoor, who worked on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
The proposal was approved by Mayor Sam Liccardo and other city guides, according to Mercury News.
San Jose will be the second city in the Bay Area to rename a street after Obama. In September 2019, Milpitas renamed a section of Dixon Landing Road to Barack Obama Boulevard.
Liccardo, Vice Mayor Chappie Jones and members of the Barack Obama Boulevard Committee have scheduled a virtual press conference for Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to make the official announcement.