Monthly Archives: February 2018

Can California’s Leaders Wake Up About Water Policy?

An excellent editorial from the San Diego Union. Complete. A defining quality of California’s state government is sluggishness. It’s common for audits of state agencies to note that problems identified in previous audits remain unresolved. Now Californians are witnessing an … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Homeless Tough Love

That it is needed is the conclusion of this CNN writer in the OC Register; a conclusion I agree with. An excerpt. For years California voters have been nothing but compassionate towards the state’s homeless population, repeatedly voting to tax … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

New Study Shows Cloud Seeding Works

That’s what this article from Water Deeply says and that is really great news. An excerpt. Cloud seeding has become big business worldwide as a means to boost water supplies. Utilities and governments spend tens of millions of dollars on … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Getting Bureaucrats Closer to the Action

As the stated intent of this new reorganization of the Department of Interior, as reported by Capital Press, it sounds worthwhile and long overdue. An excerpt. DENVER (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government

Homeless Housing

Part of the strategy of housing the homeless (or in Sacramento, getting them off the Parkway)  is increasing the development of below market housing and this article from New Geography notes the problems Portland faces in that regard. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Bureaucracy, the Homeless & North Sacramento

This Sacramento Bee article reminds us of why bureaucracy is so often despised, but, as James Q. Wilson notes about the constraints of bureaucracy: “The key constraints are three in number. To a much greater extent than is true of … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Homeless Cleaning up

This program noted by Sacramento CBS is a good one. We suggested it 13 years ago, glad to see its finally being done, see our report at http://arpps.org/report.pdf (pp. 34-36) An excerpt from the Sacramento CBS article. SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness