Category Archives: ARPPS

Riverfront Development

Could be, finally, as reported by Capital Public Radio. This is so long overdue, now get a couple restaurants built overlooking the American River—miss the Rusty Duck—our most beautiful river. An excerpt. “The Sacramento City Council will vote this week … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government

Housing the Homeless

We have in the past favored the scattered site approach—before moving to strong support of the Haven for Hope Model—discussed in this article from Sacramento News & Review, which seems to come with its own problems. In our area, a … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Olmsted, the Parkway and English Parks

Frederick Law Olmsted was the founder of the American Landscape Architectural profession and the designer of Central Park—our model of how the Parkway should look and be governed—and the greatest influence on him was the English Park. One of his … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, History, Parks

ARPPS Annual Report Online

It is now online at and here is the introduction: Introduction This has been one of the worst years ever for the Parkway with the rampant proliferation of homeless encampments and the related problems this has caused; including fires, … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Fighting the Boise Decision

It was the worst decision in years impeding local governments from dealing effectively with homelessness, but fortunately, California, including Sacramento, is involved in trying to overturn it, as this Sacramento Bee article reports. We hope the efforts are successful. An … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Could this Woodland site be the solution to homelessness?

An article with that title appeared on the Channel 10 News site reporting on a project apparently modeled after Haven for Hope in San Antonio we have long advocated for Sacramento. In our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Delta is National Heritage Area

This is wonderful news from 7 x 7 , but the American River Watershed, which birthed the California Gold Rush, is a much more valuable historic area, also deserves this designation as we proposed in our 2007 Report online at … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Golden Necklace