Monthly Archives: June 2011

Parks Funding

It is, in the larger world, at the lower end of funding priorities, but the inability of the higher level leadership to get its act together, will ultimately impact it even more corrosively than normal, even during tough times. This … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks, Politics

Nonprofit Management of Parkway

The model used by us and many others (San Francisco & Pittsburgh for instance) in their strategic planning discussions and implementations, for having a nonprofit manage their signature parks, is the Central Park Conservancy, which has been managing Central Park … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Park Bridging

Anytime you can connect parks with walkways/bikeways that avoid the danger of being on fast traffic streets, it is very good public policy—something we wrote about, on a much larger scale (connecting Coloma to Sacramento by bike/pedestrian/horse trails) in our … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Parks, Transportation

Water Storage/Water Shortage

At some point, editorial writers, including those writing for the Sacramento Bee, will wake up to the fact that there isn’t a water shortage problem—Northern California produces plenty of water—but a water storage problem. Fortunately, some public leaders, like Congressman … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

California Nightmare

It continues, as this article from New Geography notes. An excerpt. “Ideas matter, particularly when colored by religious fanaticism, wreaking havoc even in the most favored of places. Take, for instance, Iran, a country blessed with a rich heritage and … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Politics

High Speed Rail

It makes great sense for California and will enable people to travel the long commute from the southland to the Bay Area and Sacramento in record time, adding another option along with flying and the long drive. The rationale for … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Transportation

River Warning

As reported by the Sacramento Bee yesterday. An excerpt. “With sunshine and temperatures in the 80s forecast for this weekend, the Sacramento region’s rivers and waterways beckon. “But public safety officials recommend steering clear of the water, particularly the rivers, … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety, Water