Monthly Archives: February 2018

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

LA Transit Failure, the Norm?

Based on most of the current research, this story about Los Angeles’ failure to entice commuters into transit from their cars from New Geography, has been a big failure, as it has been in Sacramento, see https://riverparkwayblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/light-rail-is-a-boondoggle/ . An excerpt … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Haven for Hope, Model Homeless Facility

In our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and local residents and business) needs to be developed—capable of sheltering up to 2 or 3 thousand homeless a night—and we suggest basing it on San Antonio’s Haven for Hope program http://www.havenforhope.org/downloads/docs/H4H%20Brochure%2010-31-2016.pdf  especiallyContinue reading

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Seniors Love the Suburbs

Which is common sense as one gets wiser with age. I know I’m a heck of a lot smarter at 75 than I was at 35. Today fully 87% of seniors live in the suburbs (as do we) or exurbs, … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

North Sacramento Homeless Facility Increasing Homeless

North Sacramento, which is ground zero in the large-scale and long-term illegal camping by the homeless in the Parkway, warned the city that placing a homeless center in their already over-burdened neighborhood, would increase the problem. It has. This story … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness