JUST 15 minutes northeast San Francisco (if you know how to drive)
is a tiny little town thats inhabited by around 15-1800 people.Its called Crockett.
Two years ago I moved into my new 120 year old home,tucked behind the C&H sugar factory on the water,and continue to pinch myself not just for fun but because its not a dream.
IT has the following:
Rents cheaper than The Ghetto
Home sales cheaper".." plus rent to owns and no $ down
Art Grants for residents !!!!!!
Open grandfather codes !!!!!!
self reliant ,policing,voulenteer fire ,dpw
surrounded by federal land
space for free interprise
flexible grateful landlords low move in just paythem they dont care...
go ahead and garden,paint,make noise...
party friendly town,
loves big art
VEIW of The Gods...from mare island to benicia...
The town digs partys
stuff with motors
guns (responsible use)
fireworks (responsible use)
artists who pay rent,or own...
its so trendy to join the community chamber or dpw...
weve got our own JRS called The Signal
The towns got a bit of a rep for being a little piratey....
But unfortunatly there are too many vacant buildings and the locals
are happily a little slow on promotion....I just keep imagining a town of 24 - 7 Burningman freedom and original thinking..sweeping this town,harvesting its goodies and perserving its quirkiness before this time capsule ala 1979 disappears into the history books of Old california art towns.
Its Twin Peaks meets Northern Exposure and is already about 25 burners strong. Most of us have taken the eastern hill on the water..Winslow street.
Everytime a home opens up on my block I fill it with a burner,Ive placed 8 so far..and the property owners love me. It makes my life style easier as I had one asshole living behind me and since there are strenth in numbers I started becoming a majority.There are too many amazing places that could be used here and so many lives that could be brightened or revived by what we do. This burg should be the fulltime sister city to BRC.
What would you do with a small town?Surrounded by wild life parks ,facing the mouth of the delta with water access,and inhabited by pirates ,poets,artists and dreamers? Just think...you could be just a kiss closer to BRC,be rid of storage nightmares.
What if we did a burn but on the water with art boats and theme islands..the delta is HUGE!
Wanna?! Give it a drive thru on your way to BRC..take the Pomona Exit off of I-80 BEFORE you cross the Carquinez bridge into Vallejo. Its the town thats tucked into the hills behind the C&H sugar plant ( a totally disco sign I might add)...
Its my hope to make this a reality
and an artmos"phere"