Monthly Archives: December 2017

Christmas Break

I’ll be taking annual Christmas/New Years Blog Break. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be back January 8, 2018  

Posted in Holiday

Suburbs Rule

It’s where the majority of us wish to live and this new data from New Geography supports the wish with facts. An excerpt. The pattern of suburban (and exurban) population growth in the suburbs and exurbs that has dominated the … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

River District

In terms of someday beautifying and using the riverbanks of our two great rivers, the River District is ground center, so we hope this grant, story from Capital Public Radio, comes through for them. An excerpt. Sacramento is one of two … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, River Development

Trust is Needed

Especially when dealing with environmental issues where all sides are often at loggerheads, so this article from the Property & Environment Research Center is well received. An excerpt. Trust is important, especially so for conservation. Successful conservation depends on the … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Water Managers Incompetent?

California Water Alliance makes a good case in this statement that they are, and from my perspective, they are correct in making that case. The statement. This week, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) set an initial water allocation … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Suburbs are Booming, Urban Centers Not so Much

Contrary to the urbanist’s hopeful narrative, the suburbs are doing great, urban centers not, as this story from New Geography reports. An excerpt. The past decade has seen a gusher of books arguing for and detailing the supposed ascendency of … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Big Dams Should be Built & Maintained by Big Government

And this article from KQED is an object lesson in why, because even if, as we well know, big government screws up all the time, they still have the financial and staff resources to bring to the table when dealing … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam

1,000 Bikes in Tunnel Bike-Chop in Homeless Encampment

Bicycle chop shops are common in homeless encampments, but this one recently found along a river in Orange County, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, was something else. An excerpt. A half-loaded handgun, an underground bunker accessible from a … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Scattered Homeless Housing, Best Way to Go

This article in the Sacramento Bee notes it is being considered. It is a concept we first suggested Sacramento adopt years ago—May 12, 2008—in an article published in the Sacramento Bee and on our new website at http://arpps.org/news.html Excerpt from … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Light Rail is a Boondoggle

Boondoggle is defined as: “1.work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value:”, and it certainly fits. It has been such for a long time and this article from the Wall Street Journal—with Sacramento mentioned … Continue reading

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