Monthly Archives: March 2009

Slums, Tent Cities, & Hope

In a local environment where the tent city along the American River has become international news after its exposure on the Oprah Show, calling forth the mayor and governor to proclaim that they will fix the problem, it is productive … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Great Mayors and Great Cities

Here is a nice article from Project for Public Spaces which looks at how the mayor’s office can play the leading role in remaking a city and creating a truly great place congruent with a city’s history and assets, with … Continue reading

Posted in K Street, Parks, Public Safety

Nonprofit Funding Models

This is an excellent article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review that can stimulate thinking about nonprofits and, for nonprofit leaders, can provide some guidance on the reality that nonprofits are always in two types of work, that of their … Continue reading

Posted in Nonprofit Management

Rancho Cordova Bond Ratings

One of our local cities is doing well financially, as reported by the Rancho Cordova Post. An excerpt. “A report issued by financial leader Standard & Poor’s, upgrades the City of Rancho Cordova by two steps to an A+ rating. … Continue reading

Posted in Rancho Cordova

Urban/Suburban Migration

In this column from Wendell Cox the recent report from the census Bureau is reviewed. One fact that turned up is that the Sacramento metro region grew by 300,000. An excerpt. “The Bureau of the Census has just released metropolitan … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Opportunity from Threat

During these tough financial times, probably even more so for nonprofits and government than business, the ability of management to realize the opportunity within the threat is key. In our area, this would be an excellent time to consider a … Continue reading

Posted in JPA, Nonprofit Management

New American River Bridge Opens

The replacement for the Folsom Dam Bridge will open March 28, and that is very good news, from the Rancho Cordova Post. An excerpt. “With somewhat limited access across the American River, many commuters find their daily trips to or … Continue reading

Posted in River Development

The Mayor & Federal Funds

Given the reliance on federal funding many projects in the city of Sacramento rely on, and those of regional projects needing signatures of the mayor and other governing executives, the discussion around the legality of awarding federal funds is an … Continue reading

Posted in Politics

Breton on Sacramento Homelessness

Another terrific column, and be sure to read the comments online, that says what most folks who have been paying attention to this issue for some time, have always known; that our public leaders have helped create a magnet in … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

County Parks 5oth

Sacramento County Parks celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a host of activities, as reported by the Rancho Cordova Post. An excerpt. “Sacramento County Regional Parks are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and are hosting 50 (or more) … Continue reading

Posted in Parks