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.

Letter Published in Bee

River parkway Re “Will cleaning up the American River Parkway send more homeless people into the suburbs?” (, June 17): There is general agreement that solving the illegal camping in the American River Parkway requires vigorous enforcement of existing law. … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Cleaning up the Parkway

The title of this article in the Sacramento Bee is Will cleaning up the American River Parkway send more homeless people into the suburbs?  Of course it will, and that is why the city/county needs to adopt a model that … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Public Safety

Delta as National Heritage Area?

A process we have long called for the American River Watershed—see our report (p. 30 on)—appears to be well underway for the Delta, according to this story from News Deeply. An excerpt. California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a unique landscape: … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, History

California Becoming Socialist?

Perhaps, but you decide, after reading this provocative article from New Geography. Personally, I think the pendulum will swing back fairly soon. An excerpt. California is widely celebrated as the fount of technical, cultural and political innovation. Now we seem … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Politics

Self Esteem & Public Policy

Unfortunately they are linked, especially in California, and this book review from the Literary Review about California and self-esteem is great, though troubling, reading. An excerpt. The idea that all of us have a self – essential, irreducible and inherently … Continue reading

Posted in Politics

Parkway Rangers & The Parkway’s Skid Row

Parkway Rangers: We now have 25 Rangers looking out for our County Parks and Parkway and that is the most in a long time. They are doing some pretty good work out there and it is often dangerous work. They … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Public Safety

Sacramento, 18th Most Suburbanized City in America

Why we love living here, Sacramento’s population is over 98% suburban. This story from New Geography examines suburbanized cities, and Sacramento’s listing is found in the last graph of the story. An excerpt. Recently, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday, … Continue reading

Posted in demographics