Monthly Archives: June 2010

Nonprofits & Government

The major challenge facing a nonprofit organization taking over a government enterprise, as the American River Natural History Association (ARNHA) is doing with the Effie Yeaw Nature Center—unless the nonprofit has already demonstrated a capacity to raise the amount of … Continue reading

Posted in Nonprofit Management

American Demographics

New Geography has an excellent article on our demographic future. An excerpt. “Estimates of the United states population at the middle of the 21st century vary, from the U.N.’s 404 million to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 422 to 458 million. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Human Time, Geologic Time

It is very easy to get caught up in the turmoil of what will happen in 10 years if we don’t change in the way the environmentalists want us to—and one long-overwraught environmentalist author sees us all soon living in … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Parks Funding

Government service, as is true of any organizational service, need to adjust to lower revenue and previous allocation choices. Creating a class of virtually permanent jobs with a higher salary and retirement benefits than offered in the private sector, has … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Parks, Politics

Interview Published

An interview with the president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society, Michael Rushford, was published, in the July issue, by Inside Publications, page 24. An excerpt. “Growing up in Carmichael in the early 60s, Michael Rushford learned an important … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Public Safety

Renewable Energy Increase

Very good news, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “California’s utilities, under state order to sharply increase their portfolios of “renewable” power generation — i.e. solar, wind and geothermal — are showing major movement, the Public Utilities Commission … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Unclear on the Concept

Utility use restrictions are for shortages, and, common sense would seem to dictate, when the shortage disappears, so would the restrictions, but not so, as this article from the Los Angeles Times reports. An excerpt. “Late spring storms smothered the … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Water