Sacramento Parks

As this story from the Sacramento Bee reports, the lack of adequate funding for local parks is pretty disgraceful and taking a page from other regions that have addressed this, it seems appropriate to consider public private partnerships rather than tapping an already over taxed public for more money that rarely gets spent wisely on park amenities.

The Parkway is a perfect example of long term funding failures that has recently been addressed by shifting governance to the state, which remains to be seen if it will be any more effective than the current situation of Parkway degradation largely caused by ineffective management in dealing with the illegal camping by the homeless and the pollution, fires, crime, and public safety reduction resulting.

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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