Proposal seeks to rename Madison building for Obama

MADISON, Wis. - Madison's City-County Building could be getting a new name.

Members of the county board of supervisors and city council announced plans Thursday to introduce a resolution to name the building after former President Barack Obama.

County board member Al Matano will introduce the measure Thursday night, and the same will be done before the City Council on Tuesday.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the name change is an appropriate gesture, considering the values the former president and Madison share.

"When you look at Dane County and Madison and the overwhelming support for President Obama that was displayed not only in election results but in the numerous times he came here -- the massive crowds who turned out to see him -- I think this is a fitting measure to take.”

If approved, the CCB would be the first government building named after Obama. He's believed to be the only president to ever visit Madison’s City-County Building.

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