Memoir of Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn
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Facing surgery to remove a brain tumor, Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn wrote this memoir chronicling his life’s story, from his grandfather’s daring escape from the Russian Army in Ukraine during World War I and Cohn’s childhood growing up in mid-century Missouri, to his adult life in Northern California, where he raised a family and began a long career as an attorney for the nation’s most progressive electric utility and a civic leader for “America’s Most Livable City.”
Cohn was the longest serving City Council member in the history of Sacramento, dating back to the California Capital’s founding during the Gold Rush in 1849. Cohn’s memoir shines a light on how local politics was played, for better or worse, during some of the Capital’s most controversial battles over the last 25 years, including the saga of the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team and the building of a new Downtown arena. Cohn’s memoir also tells the inside story of some of the Council’s toughest decisions to change the City’s development pattern from its post-war suburban, automobile-oriented past to a more sustainable vision of Sacramento as “America’s Most Livable City.”