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The Bee runs an editorial today that praises Kevin Johnson’s entry into the race, but not quite Johnson himself, explaining that Sacramento needs a good Mayorial fight to get us back paying attention to our own city again.

 The Bee cites our neighbors West Sac, Citrus Heights, and Rancho Cordova as cities on the move while we just kinda sit here letting progress march right on past as we pass the time counting foreclosure signs in Natomas. Yeah, we could stand to, like, do stuff around here again. Can we redevelop something? Anything? K Street, Railyards? Something that’s not a condo or loft development would be good – ’cause those aren’t selling.

 Anyone have input on whether Kevin Johnson as the Other Candidate is going to give us a good, content-filled race centered on the issues facing this fine town, or whether it’ll just be “hey, Beat LA, go Kings” and no substance?  Having watched Arnold in town for these past few years, I’m not expecting much from celebrity candidates.

2 Comments so far

  1. Matt (norcalangler) on March 7th, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

    All I know of Kevin Johnson is his work to jump start a local charter school which brought student graduation rates WAY up. He also stopped by my company last year to talk about the United Way and its impact on the community. It seems that he truly cares about Sacramento and wants to give back. Even if his motivation has a tint of selfishness (isn’t that true of any politician?), I welcome a new voice that has a legitimate record of making a different in Sacramento.

  2. Eric (sac_eric) on March 7th, 2008 @ 10:41 pm

    She’s already tried attacking his finances. Once she refers to him as Kevin Hussein Johnson, we’ll know she’s in panic mode.

    KJ stopped by when I was in ninth grade at Cal basketball camp over the summer. That was pretty sweet.

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