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#DamienTalks 42: Steve Jones and the Changing Streets of Garden Grove

Today, #DamienTalks with Steve Jones, the Mayor Pro Tem of Garden Grove.


While Garden Grove is not one of the most famous cities in California, it is home to 180,000 residents and is something of a bellwether for the efforts to create a healthier Orange County. Garden Grove is working on a Bike Master Plan, with a greater buffet of clean transportation options for residents, workers and visitors.

I'm going to be honest. The entire interview is great of course; but there are two really fantastic and unique answers towards the end of the interview. At about the ten and a half minute mark, I ask Jones a question about Open Streets. The follow-up is a question about what kind of city his kids will live in when they grow up.

The answers to these questions are unique and interesting. If you sort of half-listen to these podcasts, make sure to tune completely in at the end. Jones is running unopposed for Mayor of Garden Grove this fall. It seems as though the city will be in good hands.

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