Oak Park resident barely prefers hipsters to dealers

“Psst, hey man, wanna buy a mustache? I got that good good.”

This week’s cover story, out on stands February 13, is about Sacramento’s very first neighborhood’s struggle to revitalize itself without driving out the local residents who made it a community.

But we’re not sure Oak Park resident Kimberley Moen knew that when she spoke up about absentee landlords and crime during a Sacramento City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Wrapped in a cozy shawl with her blond hair pulled up and reading glasses on, Moen, co-chair of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association’s volunteer committee, instead cited a recent article from the Sacramento Business Journal in reference to her group’s efforts to increase home ownership and drive out “our absent, greedy and thoughtless landlords.”

Moen continued:

If you read in the Business Journal, there are three cities and one neighbordhood in California that made it on the list for the hipsters to move into. I don’t know if that’s the best thing, for hipsters to be moving into, but it’s better than pushers and dealers.

So the three cities are Concord, Fremont, Oakland, and the neighborhood is [smiles] Oak Park. And I’m very proud to say that.

There you have it: Hipsters are slightly more tolerated in Oak Park than drug dealers.

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