The West Hollywood City Council last night adopted a resolution proposed by Councilmember Lauren Meister that asks the Los Angeles International Airport be renamed in honor of former President Barack Obama.
Copies of the resolution will be sent to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles World Airports board of commissioners. LAX is owned and managed by the City of Los Angeles.
Meister said the proposal was a suggestion, not a demand. And she said that renaming the airport would be a good symbolic gesture in advance of the 2028 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Los Angeles.
To date there are 11 airports named after presidents:
–John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – New York City
–John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport (ASX) – Ashland, Wisc.
–George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – Houston
–Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) – Washington, DC
–Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) – Grand Rapids, Mich.
–Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) – Springfield, Ill.
–Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) – Little Rock, Ark.
–Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) – Wichita, Kan.
— Jimmy Carter Regional Airport (ACJ) – Americus, Ga.
— Roosevelt Memorial Airport – Warm Springs, Ga.
–Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (DIK) – Dickinson, N.D.