ARPPS Letter Published

In the Sacramento Bee last Thursday.

Rejuvenating downtown would help the River Parkway

Published Thursday, Apr. 04, 2013

Re “Keeping Kings in Sacramento is in the best interest of NBA” (Editorial, April 3): The editorial saying that keeping the Kings in Sacramento is in the best interest of the NBA  was right on the money.

Another consequence of the downtown development connected to keeping the Kings in town could be the rejuvenation of the adjacent area of the American River Parkway.

As a redeveloped downtown plays host to more conferences and tourists, many of whom like to run or bike in the morning, the allure of a safe and clean running trail ranked as one of the best in the country, close to the downtown hotels, is a very nice perk.

Sacramento’s current strategy of stopping the large-scale and long-term illegal camping, which has made that area of the Parkway unsafe, is so far working. A redeveloped downtown will help maintain the momentum to keep it safe and clean.

— David H. Lukenbill, Sacramento

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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