Monthly Archives: September 2012

Parkway Closed Dusk to Dawn to Stop Illegal Camping

Finally, a solution unfolds. This is a radical—and very welcome—first step to control illegal camping, but probably necessary to get the massive problem under control, as reported by Marcos Breton. I have not been able to find the memo he … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Public Safety | 1 Comment

Houston Bike Path

They are planning–if voters approve–a major path circling the city, ( much as our envisioned bike path would Sacramento County, see Golden Necklace Trail post on our News Page) as this article from City Parks Blog reports. An excerpt. “Imagine … Continue reading

Posted in Golden Necklace, Parks, Transportation

Best Parkway Article Ever

The Sunday column by Marcos Breton is the single best article I’ve ever read on the illegal camping issue in the North Sacramento area of the Parkway. An excerpt. “If you dare take issue with homeless advocates in Sacramento, the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Public Safety

Failure is Opportunity

As this editorial from the Sacramento Bee notes, the failure by local government and the largest nonprofit homeless organizations to address the issue of homelessness, and the particularly destructive impact of the long-term and large-scale illegal camping in the American River … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Nonprofit Management

Dangerous Parkway

The recent stories about the danger for visitors to the North Sacramento area of the Parkway poses a question: How long has it been that dangerous? At least since 1981, according to this entry on the Sacramento Bee’s data base … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Pension Reform, Taxes & the Parkway

It is pretty much accepted fact in California that the biggest problem for the public funding of public service in general and parks—as the end of the funding line—specifically, lies in the overly generous pay and pensions awarded to public … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks, Politics

The Worst & The Best

We have seen, in the devastating articles about the Parkway in the Sunday Sacramento Bee, posted on yesterday, the worst of what should be the “Jewel of Sacramento’ but has become, the trash pit and outdoor toilet bowl of Sacramento. … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Public Safety