ARPPS Letter Published

This letter was published in the Sacramento Bee August 4, 2016.

American River Parkway tragedies

Unfortunately, this tragic story of one man’s life and the loving attempt of family and friends to help, which sadly failed, eventually leading to his death while illegally camping in the American River Parkway, is a story that probably parallels some of the other homeless illegally camping in the parkway.

Stopping the illegal camping in the parkway once and for all, and establishing adequate services for the homeless, including those with mental health issues, is vital if we are to reduce the chance of this happening again.

David Lukenbill, American River Parkway Preservation Society, 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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