To honor the legacy of America’s first Black president, Barack Obama, the Los Angeles City Council voted to rename Rodeo Road to Obama Blvd. Former City Council president Herb Wesson noted how residents in the 10th district came up with the idea. In early May, City Council hosted a street festival to celebrate the renaming. Musical guests included Doug E. Fresh, Sheila E. and Yo-Yo. Elected Officials like Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Councilman Curren Price and Senator Holly Mitchell where also in attendance. Obama sent Wesson a letter of appreciation for the honor.