State of the State

A recent story in the Sacramento Bee, “Californians hold improving view of state, but partisan gulf widens” notes the results of a survey showing Democrats happier with the state of California than Republicans and that is what would be expected where virtually every state wide political office is held by Democrats with no end to their political dominance in sight.

Though I am registered as an independent, I lean Republican, but I also am impressed with the way in which the Democrats, largely through the governorship of Jerry Brown, brought the state back fiscally and seems to be developing a relatively sound economic future; though I also agree with Republicans that the business environment in California is atrocious and really needs to improve at some point in the near future if we are to have a vibrant, creative and prosperous future.

California is arguably blessed with the greatest climate in the world, an internationally renowned coastline with Big Sur the point of the spear, and one of the most popular destination cities on the planet in San Francisco, we still feed the world from our farms, Silicon Valley remains the primary global technological center, and Los Angeles/Hollywood is still the center of the global film industry; so we will remain an important and trend setting state for a long time, but becoming more friendly to business and not so friendly to public unions and environmentalists, should be in the strategy of future public leadership.

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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