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.

Treating the Homeless

Only in San Francisco, as reported by City Journal. An excerpt. “San Francisco officials deny direct involvement in a controversial program, funded by private sources, that provides free alcohol, cannabis, and cigarettes to homeless people living in the city’s hotels … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Politics

Suburbs Still Growing

In today’s pandemic climate, we will probably see even more suburban growth (social distancing) than reported in this article from New Geography. An excerpt. “The latest US Census Bureau metropolitan area population estimates (for 2019) were largely lost in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

The Once Great City

So sad what is happening to the City; and this article from City Journal reports on the current results. An excerpt. “On January 8, London Breed, San Francisco’s mayor, was sworn in for her first full term. House Speaker Nancy … Continue reading

Posted in History, Homelessness, Public Safety

Ranger Reports, January through March 2020 & 2019, year to date

Homeless encampment numbers, 2020 Homeless Encampments Camps cleared 455 Garbage and Debris removed 5 tons Homeless encampment numbers, 2019 Illegal Camping Camps Cleared 2236 Garbage and debris removed 390.5 tons Retrieved May 9, 2020 from https://regionalparks.saccounty.net/Rangers/Pages/Latest-Ranger-Activity-Data.aspx Be well Everyone!

Posted in Homelessness

Microplastics in Our Water

California is leading the way to deal with this, as this story from the National Law Review reports. An excerpt. “The California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board”) is poised to become “the first regulatory agency in the world … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Thinning Forest Means More Snowpack

Interesting study reported from The Tahoe Daily Tribune. An excerpt. “The Sierra Nevada forest is an important resource for the surrounding communities in Nevada and California. “Thinning the forest by removing trees by hand or using heavy machinery is one … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

The Virus & Inductive Reasoning

This article from City Journal shows the connection. An excerpt. “The Covid-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the struggle to find effective treatments and cures. When most people speak of the science of medicine, they are referring to a process … Continue reading

Posted in History, Public Safety