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.

Snow Pack Looking Great

This is very good news, so far, for our area, from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. Heavy storms in the Sierra from late November into early December have boosted statewide snowpack to more than 100 percent of normal for this … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Two Faces of Environmental Movement

Once when we really needed them and once when not so much. First, when we needed them: At Owens Lake as this story from California Sun reports. A century ago, Los Angeles pulled a sensational swindle. Agents from the city posed … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History, Shasta Auburn Dam

California’s High Speed Rail Project

I have been, and continue to be, supportive of the concept of high speed rail for California, but after reading this account from City Journal, will not be so for the California version until, and if, it becomes competently administered. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Technology, Transportation

Sobering Look at California Debt

This article from New Geography is not quite what California’s leaders have been telling us. An excerpt. It’s become common folklore that California is booming and incoming Governor Newsom and the Democratic supermajority have more taxpayer money than they will … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Government

Sacramento Continues Struggling with Homelessness

A reminder that the biggest problem facing the Parkway is the devastation caused by illegal camping by the homeless, as well as the related public safety issues Parkway adjacent neighborhoods have to contend with, so this article from the Sacramento … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Fall Out from Fires, the Homeless, New & Old

A sad story as reported by the New York Times, and I’ll be putting a little extra in the Red Kettle this season An excerpt. CHICO, Calif. — Even before the first flames of the Camp Fire were set ablaze, … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Thanksgiving Break

I’ll be taking off from blogging for Thanksgiving, back December 3rd .. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Posted in Holiday, Uncategorized