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.

Mariposa Grove Re-Opens!

Wonderful news as reported by Mercury News. An excerpt. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — After being closed to the public for nearly three years, Mariposa Grove, the storied forest of giant sequoia trees at Yosemite National Park first set aside for … Continue reading

Posted in Parks

From the Parkway to the Suburbs

This story from the Sacramento Bee about a woman who lived homeless in the Parkway for many years but is now housed in a suburban setting is both heartwarming and revealing. Heartwarming as she is on the path to recovering … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

California’s Water Storage Dysfunction

City Journal nailed it. An excerpt. In 2017, when cracks appeared in the Oroville Dam’s spillway, more than 180,000 Californians faced the prospect of floods. The emergency came a few years after Californians had overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, a ballot … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Reducing Homelessness to Zero

An effort is developing to accomplish that and some areas have done it according to this story from the New York Times, with a hat tip to Pike Oliver’s excellent blog, Urbanexus, at http://www.urbanexus.com/  An excerpt. If you’re eager to … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Not Accepting Homelessness as a Way of Life

That is the secret to dealing with it effectively and this article from the LA Times reports on that stance as taken by Orange County and one that should be adopted by Sacramento, and I’ve highlighted the key statement. An … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Water from Air, No Electricity Required

Yep, that’s what this story from News Deeply says. Wow! An excerpt. Water is all around us. The only problem is that it remains trapped in the atmosphere until the right conditions release it as rain or snow. Now Omar … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology, Water

Restore Hetch Hetchy

The effort to restore this magnificent valley—which we have supported for many years–heads back to court, as this article from the Times Herald reports. An excerpt. Two years after losing in court and six years after being rejected by voters, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism