County Budget Increases Funding for Illegal Camping Rangers

Well, we’ve been here before, but it didn’t work, as the illegal camping is bigger than ever in the North Sacramento/Cal Expo area of the Parkway; but hope springs eternal, so here is the good news from Sacramento County News.

An excerpt.

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve the Adopted Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-16. The $3.8B spending plan covers the wide range of services provided by Sacramento County including Airports, Child Protection Services, District Attorney, Environmental Management, Landfill Operations, Property Tax, Public Health, Sheriff, Transportation, and many others.

The Board allocated additional funds to augment the following services:

  • Create a third Illegal Camping Patrol Unit for Regional Parks
  • Increase Mather Regional Park/Dry Creek Parkway patrol and maintenance
  • Funding partnerships with non-profits to augment parks services
  • A dedicated Homeless Navigator for north area
  • Additional $160,000 to offset Sacramento Steps Forward fundraising efforts for Winter Sanctuary

“With the improving economy, the County and its non-profit and private partners have made tremendous strides in restoring services and rebuilding systems in areas including mental health, public health and public safety,” said Chairman of the Board Phil Serna. “There is still a great deal of work to be done however, including comprehensively looking at how we deliver services to those experiencing homelessness and the future management of our parks systems. We look forward to moving forward with the work that’s begun and collaboratively tackling these pressing issues.”

Retrieved September 10, 2015 from

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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