By CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA | Reporter
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to approve renaming a piece of Antioch Street in honor of late beloved community member Arnie Wishnick on Wednesday, September 25.
Originally proposed by Councilmember Mike Bonin in the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee, the move will install “Arnie Wishnick Way” on the stretch of Antioch Street that spans between Swarthmore Avenue and Via De La Paz.
“Wishnick has been an icon of the Palisades community through his character and through the love that he shared with every person he interacted with,” read the motion submitted by Bonin. “It is appropriate that the city of Los Angeles rename [that] stretch of street in Pacific Palisades in his honor.”
Approved by a 12-0 vote, the task will now be given to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to make the signs.
Arnie Wishnick Way will be one of a series of installments made throughout the Palisades in honor of Wishnick, including a recent bronze plaque installed in the Village Green and a proposed village clock.
“The street section runs directly in front of the offices of Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, an important landmark in Mr. Wishnick’s life, the place where he devoted 25 years of his time to the Pacific Palisades community,” Bonin wrote.