Author Archives: David H Lukenbill

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.

Atmospheric Rivers Cause Great Damage

As reported by Eureka Alert on a study from the University of California, San Diego.. An excerpt. “Atmospheric rivers pose a $1 billion-a-year flood risk in the West, according to a study released today. “Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Suburban Fake News

It’s been around for quite a while, and this great article from City Journal talks about it. An excerpt. “For more than a decade, leading urbanists and their media disciples have touted the idea that a resurgence of cities was … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

City Planning, It’s Difficult

If not impossible, as this superb article from New Geography reports. An excerpt. “A long succession of urban theorists, including Jane Jacobs, have intuited, implied, or proclaimed the “organic” nature of cities. This organic concept of cities describes them as … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Say Build & They Will Build

Sometimes it’s as simple as that. How Oakland began to solve their housing crisis, from City Journal. An excerpt. “California’s housing crisis, particularly in the Bay Area, is notorious and well covered, with news stories chronicling homeless encampments, “pod” housing, … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Thanksgiving Holiday Off

We’ll be taking the rest of the week off (resume blogging December 2) to enjoy Thanksgiving, so from all of us to you and yours, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ARPPS

Posted in Holiday

Neighboring Counties Acting to Stop Camping Along Rivers

Still the major problem in the Parkway, but, as reported by Channel 40, local communities are acting and Sacramento needs to follow their lead. An excerpt. “MARYSVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — Homeless advocates are fearing the worst after Yuba and Sutter … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

The American River Parkway, Homeless Central

That is how this sad story from Channel 10 in Sacramento reports it. An excerpt. “As Sacramento’s homeless population increases, more and more people are seeking shelter along the banks of the American River. “He doesn’t have a reason to … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness