Monthly Archives: October 2017

Southern California Homeless Problems Getting Worse

As reported in the Orange County Register, they are facing the same problems we are and these reports validate the need for communities to examine large scale solutions to the homeless problem. In our area, a strategy needs to be … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Groundwater vs Surface Storage

This article from the California Economic Summit laments the progress of civilization—“We have built on and paved over our natural landscapes, drained agricultural lands, filled in wetlands, and channelized our rivers, resulting in the loss of untold acre feet of … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Camping in Public Court Case Opens

As reported by the Sacramento Bee, and the area most devastatingly impacted by public camping illegally is the Parkway. An excerpt. For eight years, John Kraintz lived in hidden spaces around Sacramento, recycling cans and bottles to earn his living, … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Homelessness & Affordable Housing

There is a connection though often over-emphasized, but this article from the Sacramento Bee examines it. An excerpt. The failure to develop enough housing to keep pace with an increasing population is a primary cause of homelessness in the region, … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Homeless Campers get Day in Court

The long sought trial challenging Sacramento’s illegal camping ordinance has begun as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. More than eight years ago, homeless men and women set up tents and bedrolls in an empty lot near … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

The Politics of Homelessness

Are playing out in Sacramento right now, as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. It’s becoming clear why the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento are not effectively working together to combat the homelessness crisis in … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Politics

Finally, Strong Leadership on Homelessness?

Could be, as this article in the Sacramento Bee—and his recent actions indicated—our new Sacramento Mayor may be assuming that long needed role, especially if he remembers that he is mayor of all of the city of Sacramento. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness