Monthly Archives: February 2006

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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Natomas Flood Protection, Less Than Thought? Part Two

This story in Friday’s Bee, about the almost $300 million cost to fix the Natomas levees, and the almost tripling of property taxes on homeowners local government is suggesting levying to pay for it, points out the real cost-benefit of … Continue reading

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Water Quality & Flood Protection

As this story from yesterday’s Bee reminds us, water quality is crucial for living things, but in their delicate balancing act the Bureau of Reclamation, which regulates the water releases from Folsom Dam, only has so much water to play … Continue reading

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Natomas Flood Protection, Less Than Thought?

From tragedy comes opportunity, and from the tragedy of New Orleans has come the renewed and focused look at the flood situation in Sacramento, from which this story from today’s Bee has emerged, that Natomas may have less flood protection … Continue reading

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Flood Protection Levels Rising?

This article from Monday’s Bee provides notification of a welcome trend, calling for an increase in the acceptable level of flood protection, from 100 year to 200 year. We hope they follow that movement with one to 500 year protection, … Continue reading

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