California's Governor-elect Jerry Brown will be living part-time in the first modern mixed use project in Sacramento. Jerry's new neighborhood has a WalkScore of 95 and is walkable to the Capitol building.
Josh Stephens notes that Brown has always walked the walk when it comes to urbanism and walkability:
"In the 1970s during his first stint as Governor, Jerry Brown lived in a sparse studio across the street from the Capitol building – reflective of his Jesuit training and overall economic aesthete. It was not motivated by desires to revitalize a blighted community, or encourage smart growth; rather, it was a practical and no-frills statement.
In an age when politicians often say one thing and do another, Brown's choice of residence reflects a refreshing consistency."
Stephens also points to Brown's 10K campaign for downtown Oakland, which had the goal of encouraging 10,000 people to move downtown and inspired a flurry of loft building in the city.
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