Monthly Archives: February 2006

Emergency Proclamation on Levees

We couldn’t ask for a better result of the levee tours than this story from the Bee last Saturday announcing an emergency proclamation from the Governor. An excerpt. Levee emergency declaredGovernor moves to speed repairs at critical sites.By Deb Kollars … Continue reading

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New Flood Protection Coalition?

This story in the Thursday, February 23, 2006 edition of the Bee, signifies a potentially wonderful first step in renewing the flood protection coalition, though with different politicians, that several years ago resulted in the approval of the Auburn Dam, … Continue reading

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Levees in Disrepair

This article from the Bee of Wednesday February 22, 2006 says the levees are in bad shape, even worse than we already knew, and it is continuing validation that something desperately needs to be done to provide flood protection to … Continue reading

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Mandatory Flood Insurance? Part Two

This article from the Bee Tuesday February 21, 2006 continues the flood insurance discussion. I’m sure I’m missing something, but isn’t there some responsibility of public leadership to protect the public from natural disasters through wise policies that reduce their … Continue reading

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Mandatory Flood Insurance?

This article from the Bee on Tuesday February 21, 2006, concerns mandatory flood insurance. Hmmm, mandatory flood insurance for the entire Sacramento region when only about 130 properties are designated as problematic? And I saw no mention of flood insurance … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1986 Floods

This editorial from the Bee Sunday, February 19th continues their superb coverage of the flood threat in Sacramento, which has seen articles on a regular basis covering all aspects of the situation. Other work is also generating attention. The Sacramento … Continue reading

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The Floods of 1986, A Sober Reminder

This story in last Sunday’s Bee, for one who remembers making regular trips to the river and the top of Folsom Dam, (you could still get there in 1986) and chewing off more of our fingernails each time we saw … Continue reading

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A Nonprofit Managing a Public Resource

What is exciting about this story in Sunday’s Bee is how effective the management of the Sacramento Zoo has become since 1997 when the city contracted with the Sacramento Zoological Society, a nonprofit organization, to assume Zoo management. This is … Continue reading

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Auburn Dam on the Table, Part Two

At last, the taboo is broken and in this story from Sunday’s Bee, a public discussion in a major media source is engaged regarding the possibility of building a dam to protect Sacramento from flooding, and though we don’t agree … Continue reading

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Natomas Flood Protection, Less Than Thought? Part Three

While I agree with the subject of this Bee Editorial from last Saturday, Natomas flood danger, I don’t agree with the assumptions; that it should be “common knowledge’ among Natomas residents that their flood protection is inadequate. According to the … Continue reading

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