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.

Health Warning from Homeless Camping

The deadly situation in Riverside County, as reported by the California Globe, is similar to what is happening in the American River Parkway due to homeless camping, An excerpt. “Fear of the deadly Shigella bacteria has prompted health officials in … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Technology Helping Farmers

Not to mention reducing the backbreaking labor now required harvesting most crops by hand, this new technology reported by AG Alert is wonderful. An excerpt. “Amid employee shortages, groundwater issues and other challenges, farmers in Monterey County and elsewhere are … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

Why Dams are hard to Build

A perfect example in this round and round debate about raising Shasta Dam 18 feet—it was engineered to be 200 feet higher than it now is—is reported in the San Joaquin Sun. An excerpt. “Westlands Water District isn’t giving up … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam

Ranking City Livability

Nice story from WalletHub and Sacramento comes in at 28 of 62. An excerpt. “Many Americans prefer to live in rural areas, but far more call cities their homes. Though urban settings are less than 3 percent of the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

New Dam Planned In California

Good news—in a currently dam adverse state—from the San Jose Mercury News. An excerpt. “A plan to build a huge new $1.1 billion dam and reservoir near Pacheco Pass in southeastern Santa Clara County is taking a significant step forward … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Environmentalist’s Add to Homelessness?

That is the argument—a pretty good one I think—made in this article from New Geography, titled The Unintended Consequence Of The Green Movement Is The Creation Of More Homeless. An excerpt. “The green movement has done a great job of … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Homelessness

Rivers Same Rights as Humans?

While I understand the extreme environmentalist’s logic, the result is suspect, but…here is an article from National Public Radio about it. An excerpt. “In early July, Bangladesh became the first country to grant all of its rivers the same legal … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism