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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Model City Planning: Myth & Reality

Sacramento has been influenced by the myth of urban planning promoted by the leaders of Portland, Oregon—large-scale urban density, mass-transit replacing cars, leading to livable, affordable, and diverse communities; but the reality is different, as this article from New Geography … Continue reading

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Rancho Cordova Named All America City

Congratulations for a very well-deserved national designation, as reported by the Rancho Cordova Post. An excerpt. “The city of Rancho Cordova has joined the prestigious ranks of more than 500 communities from around the country to be selected as an … Continue reading

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Municipal Debt

As our local governments struggle with debt, this timely article in the Wall Street Journal bears a close read. An excerpt. “New Jersey officials recently celebrated the selection of the new stadium in the Meadowlands sports complex as the site … Continue reading

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