The Milpitas City Council has approved to change the name of Dixon Landing Road to Barack Obama Boulevard. The council voted 3-2 in favor of moving forward with the name change. The length of the renamed stretch has yet to be determined.
This is the first city in Santa Clara County to have a Barack Obama Blvd. It could take up to a year to get the name change done. Council members Bob Nunez and Anthony Phan suggested the name change.
“A lot of staff work. Research and fiscal analysis. Then staff will bring back everything to us for a vote and that’s the main event,” said Phan. The reaction in the community and on social media has been divided.