Monthly Archives: October 2019

Urbanism, Two Forms

An excellent article from New Geography explaining the difference. An excerpt. “New Urbanism is like a virus. For 50 years it keeps coming back in mutated forms. It needs a cure. “First, the only thing new in New Urbanism is … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Homelessness & Public Safety, California Waking Up?

Let’s hope so—as the state has proven to be a national trend setter for decades—and this recent poll from the California Chamber says maybe. An excerpt. “California voters are anxious. “Reports of steady growth and low unemployment cheer political leaders, … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Homelessness in Sacramento, The Counter Narrative

The narrative put forth by local leadership is that the homeless in Sacramento are Sacramento resident’s (mostly families with children) primarily down on their luck and victims of not enough low income housing. This article from California Globe reveals a … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Public Camping by Homeless in Austin Texas

The last paragraph—unintended consequences causing chaos—of this excerpt from the Wall Street Journal kind of says it all. The excerpt. “AUSTIN, Texas—In 10 years of off-and-on homelessness, Rebecca Wallace has lived in the shadows of Texas’ capital city. Once, while … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Homeless Proposal

It is good to see some homeless transformational thinking on this, as reported in the Sacramento Bee. When you have hundreds camping in the Parkway on a regular basis, many who have been there for years, thinking about housing hundreds … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Excellent Article on Federal New Water Plan for California

This is so good and well balanced I’ve posted the entire article; a great follow up to yesterday’s post. Here it is. “Trump Plan Delivers More Water for Valley Farmers “gvwire “October 22, 2019 “The Trump administration unveiled a new … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Water

Very Good News

On the water front from Cal Matters. An excerpt. “Water is at the center of California’s economic and environmental health. The need to maintain reliable water supply for California’s farms, families and cities while protecting the environment has been at … Continue reading

Posted in Water