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.

Lot of Money, Little Action

A bunch more money is flowing into the various homeless services coffers in our area, according to this story from Sacramento County News, but very little seems to be happening in terms of actually reducing homelessness, especially the illegal (arguably … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Homeless Camping Update from County Supervisor Sue Frost

These timely updates from Supervisor Frost are deeply appreciated and here is the latest. The Update In September of this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case Martin v. Boise which ruled local governments … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Branding Sacramento

As Sacramento struggles to find a branding strategy that works; Destination City –ridiculous on its face, whereas “great place to raise a family” is more authentic–seemingly the standard fall-back, this insightful article from the Manhattan Institute offers some guidance. An … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Politics

Homeless Crime Downtown

What is described in this story from the Sacramento Bee has been going on for years downtown–with precious little media coverage—further validating the failure of public leadership’s current approach to homelessness. In our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Public Safety

High Speed Rail

I still lean toward support of this project, which woud be a great enhancement of California tranportation options, but man, the costs are getting out of hand, as this article from the Modesto Bee reports. An excerpt. Jerry Brown did … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Locke, Uncertain Future?

Good story from the California Sun, about one of our family’s favorite places and you can join the Locke Foundation at to help out.. An excerpt. Perched along a river bank in the California Delta is the only surviving … Continue reading

Posted in History

The Legal Case Saying Homeless can Camp in Public: Update

This story from Sacramento News & Review updates the current state (as of a few days ago anyway) of the recent case. An excerpt. The city of Sacramento seems intent on going down with the ship when it comes to … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Politics