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.

Water Equity

The recent News Release from the Bureau of Reclamation is long overdue and very welcomed. The Release. “Reclamation ends decades of financial uncertainty for water and power users of the Central Valley Project “Media Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100, mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov “For … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Suburbs Rule!, Still

Still growing faster than urban areas—because the suburbs are where most people want to live—as reported by New Geography, complete with the charts and graphs for which they are renowned. An excerpt. “The suburbs and exurbs continue to dominate population … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

California’s Housing Issues

Another take from New Geography. An excerpt. “Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature and the state’s bureaucracy claim to be addressing the state’s much discussed “housing crisis.” But rather than improve the state’s awful affordability crisis, the policies being enacted are … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism, Government

Save Don’t Pave Video

An important video showing the many homeless encampments along the American River Parkway has been produced by Save Don’t Pave, who are trying to protect their part of the Parkway—the unpaved trail bordering the River Park neighborhood—from being paved. The … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Salmon in the American River

So far, this is a very good year, according to this report from ACWA. An excerpt. “Kat Perkins, a scientist with the Sacramento Water Forum, poured over an aerial image of the lower American River near Sailor Bar in Fair … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Bringing the Salmon Back

Interesting and controversial (only because the salmon, because of hatcheries, are doing fine) article from the East Bay Express about this. An excerpt. “Mike Hudson began commercially fishing about 25 years ago. Fishing was productive enough that he paid off … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Public Transit, the Energy Hog

Cars are more energy efficient, as this story from New Geography reports, who knew! An excerpt. “Transit is often touted as a way to save energy. But since 2009 transit has used more energy, per passenger mile, than the average … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation