Eminent Domain

The eminent domain lawsuit the city is filing to help move the downtown arena project forward, reported here, http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/07/6054839/sacramento-council-votes-to-file.html is an excellent use of this strategy, which is designed exactly for this reason, to move public projects along and not allow them to be held up and jeopardized.

There has been much to complain about over the past few decades of the city’s efforts to renew our downtown and stop the perpetual patina of blight that has hung over so much of downtown for so long; but the efforts over the past few years have raised hopes, realistic hopes, that finally, the promised downtown renewal has begun.

That is a good thing and when coupled with the County’s efforts, serious, real efforts, to stop the illegal camping in the North Sacramento area of the Parkway that has been such a corrosive impact on public safety and the Parkway environment for decades, it is a very good thing.

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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