New Parkway Policies

Two new draft policy statements—one on fee schedules and one on special events—have been presented by the Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks which will, when implemented, help protect the Parkway, and our organization is strongly supportive of these efforts.

One particular result may be the cessation of random feedings of the homeless in the Parkway in the North Sacramento area which have been a contributor to the general degradation of that area of the Parkway resulting from the consequences of the long-term and large-scale illegal camping by the homeless.

We are very encouraged by the new direction the County has taken to help protect and enhance the Parkway over the past several months, largely driven by Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, excellent reportage by Sacramento Bee Columnist Marcos Breton, and implemented by good leadership from the management of Sacramento County and County Parks.

Parkway users and residents of adjacent neighborhoods owe a debt of gratitude for the good work being done.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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