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.

Poop Patrol?

What San Francisco is doing, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, might need to be coming to Sacramento, if what I am hearing from folks venturing downtown which I stopped doing some time ago. An excerpt. In a city … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Reading Old Books

I couldn’t agree more with the premise of this great article from the American Conservative, except the first statement as I love reading new books also. An excerpt. “I hate to read new books.” So begins William Hazlitt’s essay “On … Continue reading

Posted in History

Great Story About Homeless

From CBS Channel 13. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – After falling on hard times, Todd Lewis turned to drugs and the streets became his home. “I promised myself this would be the last time,” he told himself again and … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Restore Hetch Hetchy

This is a cause we support even though it appears contradictory to our also supporting the building of Auburn Dam and support of dam technology over-all. The reason we support the Restore Hetch Hetchy movement is that the valley covered with … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam

Thinning the Forests

This idea has been around a long time as the counter-argument to the environmentalist’s one that nothing should ever be cut down in the forests, and as the Sacramento Bee notes, it may become federal policy; a common sense idea … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Suburbs, Transportation & Why Cars Rule

New Geography nails it, again. An excerpt. Planners and journalists are often uneasy about suburban development, wondering how people will get to work in the center from more distant locations. They needn’t worry. Only a relatively small percentage of people … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Transportation

Cleaning up the Pacific Garbage Patch

Wow, if this idea works, and it seems it might, that would be wonderful news, further ratifying that human technology can often fix human mistakes. From an article at USA Today. An excerpt. SAN FRANCISCO – On Sept. 8, an … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism