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.

Video of Homeless Camps

An absolute must see, from the Sacramento Bee, the homeless camps from a river view; horrible what is happening.  

Posted in Homelessness

New Dams?

Could be, as this article from Mercury News reports. An excerpt. During the drought, Californians often asked why the state wasn’t building more reservoirs. On Tuesday, the state finally began taking a major step toward that goal, unveiling a list … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam

Ohman Cartoon

Excellent pictorial, which is both tragic and funny, on what to do in the Parkway, from the Sacramento Bee.

Posted in Homelessness, Parks

Parkway Crime Rises

A story in the Sacramento Bee today confirms what we, and others close to the situation, know; that Parkway violent crime is increasing under the ineffective management of Sacramento County—where the head County parks ranger, as noted in this article … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Downtown Job Growth

An excellent article from City Lab about it with some resonance for Sacramento. An excerpt. For downtowns in major American cities, these are boom times. The urban centers of New York and Chicago boast record high employment. In San Francisco … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Tiny Homes for Homeless?

This article from the Sacramento Bee shares a good idea, but only if they are located correctly, is it a good solution. Our suggestion is that they could be part of the homeless transformation campus we suggest for Sacramento which … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Wonderful Story of Redemption

From Sacramento Steps Forward, Bravo to all involved, especially Tracey! It also includes a reminder of how dangerous illegally camping in the Parkway is. An excerpt. As she looked out the window at the river bank she once called home, … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness