Monthly Archives: July 2009

Will on Climate Change

In his singular way, George F. Will notes the current climate change push. An excerpt. “Unfortunately, China’s president had to dash home to suppress ethnic riots. Had he stayed in Italy at the recent Group of Eight summit, he could … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics

Shoehorn Parks

A wonderful concept is shoehorning parks into areas in urban environments that one normally does not associate with parks, but it is being done with style, as this article from The Trust for Public Land notes. An excerpt from the … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Parks

Ozone Holes & Climate Change

As this Washington Post article explains, what we thought would work to solve one problem—which it seems to have done—has made another worse; which should remind us to be very careful playing around with something as large, as complicated (and … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Urban Backfill

Sacramento is examining the utilization of alley space to allow more development in the already well-developed mid and downtown areas (as reported in this article from the Sacramento Bee, and this article from New Geography looks at the principle in … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Rancho Cordova Vision

Ted Gaebler, city manger of Rancho Cordova, one of the most astute and skilled pubic administrators in our region, further validated by the national award he just won, explains his vision for Rancho Cordova in this story from the Rancho … Continue reading

Posted in Rancho Cordova

Press Release: JPA Approved by Parks Commission

The Need for an American River Parkway Conservancy Via Approved Joint Powers Authority Last month, the Sacramento County Recreation & Park Commission approved further discussion of a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Agreement for consideration by the respective jurisdictions of Folsom, … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management

Special Districts & the Parkway JPA

One of the great uncertainties about the long term goal (to create a special benefit assessment district) of the recently approved Joint Powers Authority (JPA) by the Sacramento Country Parks Commission, is that the money it collects from the new … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management