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.

The Politics of Homelessness

Are playing out in Sacramento right now, as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. It’s becoming clear why the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento are not effectively working together to combat the homelessness crisis in … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Politics

Finally, Strong Leadership on Homelessness?

Could be, as this article in the Sacramento Bee—and his recent actions indicated—our new Sacramento Mayor may be assuming that long needed role, especially if he remembers that he is mayor of all of the city of Sacramento. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Car Myth Biting the Dust

As this article by Joel Kotkin reports, the idea that cars were on the way out is a leftist dream yet realized, and—if the private car loving public has anything to say about it and they do—probably never realized. An … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

A Very Good Water Storage Year

That’s the good news from Maven’s Notebook. An excerpt. The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project began water year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, with 8.9 million acre-feet of water in six key CVP … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Supporting Farms

It seems pretty obvious we should, but politics is rarely obvious, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. You wouldn’t think I’d need to say this in a state that has proudly led the nation in agricultural … Continue reading

Posted in Economy

Salmon Survived the Fires

Very good news from the San Francisco Chronicle. An excerpt. The vast majority of 710,000 salmon and trout — including the state fish, the golden trout — and 100,000 eggs at two state hatcheries survived this week’s wildfires in Sonoma … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries

Reducing Wildfires

Pretty good article from Water Deeply about the strategies needed to reduce wildfires. An excerpt. With 17 large wildfires in California igniting in 24 hours this week, October is shaping up to be a brutal month for wildfires, as it … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water