Category Archives: Government

New Interior Director Appointment

As reported by Politico. This could be good news for water storage in California. An excerpt. President Donald Trump will nominate David Bernhardt to be the new Interior secretary. The announcement in a tweet from the president Monday ends a … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Water

New Bureau of Reclamation Leader

Coming on board in our region, as reported by the Appeal Democrat. An excerpt. Marysville native Ernest Conant recently stepped into a new position this week as the mid-Pacific regional director of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation where he will … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

Supervisor Frost Reports on Homeless Program

This is very good news, posted on Supervisor Frost’s  Facebook page. The Facebook Post: At the beginning of 2018, Sacramento County launched an ambitious new program that attempted to prioritize getting the 250 homeless people who cost the most amount of … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

County’s Homeless Programs

Sacramento County is touting its success with the homeless in this news article but there is no mention of the illegal camping by the homeless in the Parkway, surely the biggest homeless issue the County faces; and the exclusion might … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

California’s High Speed Rail Project

I have been, and continue to be, supportive of the concept of high speed rail for California, but after reading this account from City Journal, will not be so for the California version until, and if, it becomes competently administered. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Technology, Transportation

Sobering Look at California Debt

This article from New Geography is not quite what California’s leaders have been telling us. An excerpt. It’s become common folklore that California is booming and incoming Governor Newsom and the Democratic supermajority have more taxpayer money than they will … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Government

Global Super Tanker

This is the ultimate fire-fighting weapon and, considering the cost of lives and property loss from California fires over the past decades, and the difficulty firefighters on the ground have accessing mountainous areas where some of the worst fires seem … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Technology