Monthly Archives: April 2016

Community Branding

Successful branding comes from a deep awareness of reality of that which is being branded and in that respect, Sacramento is lacking in that there are too few writers writing about Sacramento in the national media, as this article from … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, History

Triage Center Good Idea for Homelessness

Our concern about homelessness in Sacramento is the long term tendency of the homeless to illegally camp in the American River Parkway, thereby degrading it with fires, pollution, threats to public safety, all in addition to the great disservice to … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

California Needs More Water Storage

Virtually everyone—except the out-of-touch-environmentalists—understand this truth, captured well in this article by the Executive Director of the California Water Alliance in the Sacramento Bee, but, so far, anyway, that out-of-touch view prevails, sadly. An excerpt from the Bee article. Californians … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Politics & Water Policy

This article from the Sacramento Bee makes a good implied case that the two shouldn’t be mixed. An excerpt. Water providers from throughout the Sacramento region will urge the State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday to release their customers … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Water

Flood Prone Sacramento

As this editorial from the Sacramento Bee makes clear, Sacramento is the most flood prone city west of New Orleans, not good, and the strategies being offered to fix that aren’t good either. Fixing levees—and yes we need strong levees—is … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Birthing a Nonprofit

I have started several nonprofits over the years—ARPPS being one—and this article accurately examines the moment birthing begins and the process, from Nonprofit Quarterly. An excerpt. There is a classic philosophical problem called the “sorites paradox,” or “paradox of the … Continue reading

Posted in Nonprofit Management

Water, Water Everywhere but Can’t Save a Drop

That surely must be the impression from watching the rivers bursting at the seams and water rushing out to the ocean rather than being stored, as would be proper to wise and far thinking public leadership, which seems to be … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water