Monthly Archives: October 2010

Budget Cutting & Innovation

As our region’s governments experience the consequences of budget cutting, it is crucial to remember what is the real public issue, which this article from Governing addresses. An excerpt. “Budget cutting requires a unique skill set. Public officials have to … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Nonprofit Management, Politics

Marketing Ecosystems

This is another in a series of excellent reports from the Property & Environment Research Center. An excerpt. “When visiting a store, one expects to find useful goods and services such as apples to eat and a refrigerator to keep … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Government

Funding Parks

Raising taxes is not the way to fund parks, though this article from the Sacramento Bee suggests it is. Our post from yesterday about the federal government creating more parks than it can take care of, may also be applicable … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, History, Parks, Politics

Federal Lands

This article from the National Review makes a great point, with a very revealing map. An excerpt. “Bozeman, Montana — The next Congress should enact a moratorium on land nationalization. The feds should stop fleecing exhausted taxpayers for fresh billions … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Politics

Water Management

This is a brief report on work in Kansas to improve water use, using volunteer efforts rather than regulatory coercion, which also works better. The eight page report is here and this is an excerpt from the news release: “The … Continue reading

Posted in Water

California, Bad for Business

According to this article from the Sacramento Business Journal, our fair state’s ranking is falling even lower. An excerpt. “California ranks No. 39 on Forbes’s latest annual list of the best states for business, falling by one spot from its … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Politics

Helping the Homeless

While it is good that local politicians are eager to help the homeless, as this article from the Sacramento Bee notes, and all communities should help those who are struggling, it is crucial to remember that the greatest help one … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Politics

Wind Power Maturing?

It appears, as this story from Fast Company reports, that wind power may actually be maturing as an industry, with China leading the way, and—if true—is very good news. An excerpt. “Despite earlier setbacks, wind power may have reached a … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

The Naked Parkway

Police arrested two naked men indecently exposing themselves on the Parkway, as this post from the Sacramento Bee Crime Blog reports. An excerpt. “Sacramento police report they arrested two naked men Sunday morning in separate incidents on bike trails. “In … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Shakespeare’s Consummation

In any of the issues dealing with the Parkway: enough water, more public safety resources, funding and management stability, and greater public access; the public policy shaped by government depends upon cultural forces influencing government and over the past several … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, History, Politics