Monthly Archives: July 2010

Privatization & Nonprofits

The governor in New Jersey has just received a report on privatization, as reported by Governing, and it has some interesting components that apply directly to nonprofits managing public resources, as we suggest be done with the American River Parkway—see … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Water Wars

Western water wars are legendary and those in California mythic, so one would expect this new report advocating using less water, will certainly ramp up the battle lines, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. “Californians need to … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Water

Historical Treasure

In a rare bi-partisan effort members of California’s congressional delegation team up to save a very important historical site near the American River and the gold discovery site in Coloma, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “WASHINGTON – … Continue reading

Posted in History


While various reports attempt to quell the already existing skepticism that dramatically increased after the email controversy heated up, this editorial from the Wall Street Journal puts the attempts—which won’t work—into context. An excerpt. “The latest study purporting to absolve … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Eppie’s Great Race Sets Record

A wonderful Parkway event that brings people from all over to the banks of the American, set a participation record this year, as reported by the Rancho Cordova Post. An excerpt. “The 37th annual Eppie’s Great Race enjoyed record participation … Continue reading

Posted in Parks

Changing Parks Management & Funding

The recent editorial in the Sacramento Bee comments on the recent deficit driven decisions to seek another way to manage some parks in the County Regional Parks division through contracts with nonprofit organizations. This is a strategy we have been … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Parks


Sacramento is blessed with two historic rivers running through it, and turning their waterfronts around from many decades of neglect has begun, but leadership still needs to consider the stultifying reliance of passive open space—especially along the American—that tends to … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Public Safety, River Development, Water