Monthly Archives: June 2010

Interactive Parkway Map

The Sacramento Bee has published this very nice interactive map full of good stuff, and today will be a great day to get out there. Have a wonderful Father’s Day!

Posted in Holiday

Cleaner Air in the Valley

As reported by the Fresno Bee. An excerpt. “The Valley is on course to achieve the federal ozone standard by 2022 — two years ahead of schedule if improvements continue as they have in the past decade, air officials said … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Outsourcing Municipal Services

As we watch Sacramento County and the city of Sacramento struggle to deal with huge deficits calling for severe reductions in service to local residents, the model of deep outsourcing being used by the five-year old city of Sandy Springs, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Nonprofit Management, Politics

Railyards Setback?

It is too early to tell yet, but the story from the Sacramento Bee does find some light. An excerpt. “The future of the long-dormant downtown Sacramento railyard took a dramatic turn Tuesday. The question: Is it a turn for … Continue reading

Posted in Railyards, River Development

Nuclear Power Innovation?

Are traveling-wave reactors the new wave? Whatever the results, it is good to see innovation being funded in this important field, as reported by Fast Company. An excerpt. “Nuclear power, that oft-maligned source of clean energy, got a boost earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

ARNHA Chosen for Effie Yeaw Management

The American River Natural History Association (ARNHA)—an organization for which I served as a board member and board president some years ago—has been chosen by the County Board of Supervisors to be the nonprofit organization to assume control of the … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Auburn Dam Park

Rather than the direction advocated by this editorial from the Sacramento Bee, it is heartening that the Bureau of Reclamation is stopping funding of the area as a park while it still remains a congressionally approved dam site. At some … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, History, Parks, Water

Analysis Correct?

The problem with the analysis presented in this conference, as reported by HealthyCal—that car use resulting from suburban design is responsible for health—is contrary to the reality that people are responsible for their health, and as independent agents rather than … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism, Transportation

Budget Reductions, Five Stages

A timely article from Management Insights. An excerpt. “No one likes to face up to the need to cut back on their lifestyle. Governments and families alike rightly recognize the process of fiscal sacrifice as a wrenching one. The process … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Nonprofit Management, Politics

Funding Auburn Dam Park

The Sacramento Bee reports about the possibility of the cutback in funding for the national park that was to have been the lake created by Auburn Dam, a water storage lake that would sure be welcomed in this water rich … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Water