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