Monthly Archives: December 2012


We will be taking the next couple of weeks off to enjoy the holiday season and will resume blogging on Thursday January 3, 2013. Our wish is that you and yours will have a wonderful and joyous holiday season!

Posted in Uncategorized

Downtown Plaza

Some good signs so far from the new owners, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, and hopefully, they understand that downtown shopping, eating and such is primarily utilized by government and other downtown workers. The idea of making downtown a … Continue reading

Posted in Capital Mall, Homelessness, K Street

Suburbs Grow

It is always a good thing when the opportunity arises for more families to buy homes in the suburbs of Sacramento, and this recent ruling will ultimately add to that opportunity, as the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. “A Sacramento … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Politics

Downtown Sacramento

This Comstock’s Magazine interview of one of the members of the board of directors of the Downtown Partnership is a good analysis of the problems and opportunities downtown faces. An excerpt. “Downtowns have to have a distinctly different value proposition … Continue reading

Posted in Capital Mall, demographics, K Street, Public Safety

Nonprofit Management of Parks

It is a concept we advocate for the Parkway, and two related local examples that are successful are the Sacramento Zoo and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. This article in the Sacramento Bee, reports on how a state park was … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Sacramento Zoo

Nestled quietly in one of the nicest of Sacramento’s suburbs, Land Park, it has been managed for several years under contract to the city of Sacramento, by a nonprofit organization—as the history page of their website notes—the type of arrangement … Continue reading

Posted in Nonprofit Management

Suburban Resources

Finding books, studies or other information on the perspective that suburban living is good—other than the vast majority of people who, since Roman times, vote with their feet and choose to live there instead of inner cities—is difficult as it … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, demographics, History