SacTown Talks by The Nooner W/ Scott Lay

#65 - Steve Hansen

Episode Summary

Steve Hansen is a Sacramento City Councilmember for District 4 - Downtown Sacramento & Midtown. We talk all things Sacramento: the recent pride parade, as well as local history and planning, and we talk about how Steve’s passion for public service is rooted in his modest upbringing and his own personal experience relying on the social safety net. Finally we discuss the tough issues facing Sacramento today: housing and homelessness, revitalization of downtown, as well as law enforcement’s relationship with the African community, strong mayor initiative, measure U, and much much more. Thank you to Councilmember Hansen for coming on the show to share his personal experiences and for keeping it real and having a substantive, unscripted conversation on our most pressing issues.

Episode Notes

Steve Hansen is a Sacramento City Councilmember for District 4 - Downtown Sacramento & Midtown.

We talk all things Sacramento: the recent pride parade, as well as
local history and planning, and we talk about how Steve’s passion for public service is rooted in his modest upbringing and his own personal experience relying on the social safety net.

Finally we discuss the tough issues facing Sacramento today: housing and homelessness, revitalization of downtown, as well as law enforcement’s relationship with the African community, strong mayor initiative, measure U, and much much more.

Thank you to Councilmember Hansen for coming on the show to share his personal experiences and for keeping it real and having a substantive, unscripted conversation on our most pressing issues.

SHOWNOTES

1:00 - Getting started; pride & diversity
4:00 - Population returning to the city center
9:00 - How is downtown Sacramento doing?
16:00 - Trash pickup in Southside park
20:00- Steve's time in ROTC, and DADT, and finding his way to publis service
24:00 - What's the plan on homelessness in Downtown Sacramento?
39:00 - What is Steve excited about, projects he is working on...
44:00 - Strong mayor in Sacramento?
46:00 - Police use of force, trust with the African American Community
50:00 - Sacramento food scene / Michelin guide