Category Archives: Gibson Ranch

Parkway Enhancement

The editorial from the Sacramento Bee envisioning an enhancement of Sutter’s Landing Park is a wonderful idea for the Parkway neighborhood and the viewpoint from the heights could become as iconic as that from Fair Oaks bluffs, but illegal camping … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Gibson Ranch, Homelessness, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Parks Management

 We advocate innovative methods be adopted to provide management and funding for parks, including the Parkway, but understand the questions that can legitimately be raised—as in this article from the San Francisco Chronicle—concerning management abuse. It is crucial in bringing … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Gibson Ranch, Parks

Sacramento Bee on Gibson Ranch, Wrong Again!

The Sacramento Bee—which inexplicably, does not like Gibson Ranch Park being operated as a forprofit, even though it is now open and being highly utilized by area residents, whereas before it was closed—ran an editorial yesterday, entitled “Back at Gibson … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson Ranch, Government, Parks, Politics

Funding Parks

With the current funding problems with California state parks and locally with county and city parks, this report from the Property and Environment Research Center about using private management—as is successfully being done locally with Gibson Ranch Park—is timely. The … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson Ranch, Government, Parks

Studying Tax Increase for Parks

The direction the County Supervisors took, to further study the issue of how to take care of our parks rather than immediately sign on to the tax increase strategy offered by the Grassroots Working Group—which our organization opposes—is appropriate. The … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Gibson Ranch, Government, JPA, Parks

Public/Private Partnerships

We believe strongly in the efficient governing of public lands and waters, as expressed in this editorial in the Sacramento Bee; but rather than defaulting to government solutions, efficient governing can also be obtained by partnering with business, as we … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson Ranch, Government, Parks

Retool the Message?

In this editorial from the Sacramento Bee, the proponents of a regional parks district to take over the parks that Sacramento County has not been able to take care of for years (to be funded by a sales tax increase) … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Gibson Ranch, Parks