Kevin Johnson Pushes for ‘Renewal’ in Oak Park
SACRAMENTO — A big announcement Thursday promises new opportunities for the historic Oak Park neighborhood.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced a partnership with educational, healthcare and corporate entities aimed to improve employment, housing, educational, and healthcare options for Oak Park residents.
On the second Thursday in Oak Park hundreds turned out for Gather, a street festival for locals to eat, drink, dance and shop. It is a great draw for the neighborhood, but also a stark contrast to another face of the community just five minutes away, reflecting the neighborhood as a whole still struggling.
“I don’t think anyone doubts that there’s a certain revitalization and renewal going on in Oak Park, but we want to make sure we do it the right way, and make sure it’s a neighborhood that works for everyone,” Johnson said. …