Category Archives: Government

Getting Bureaucrats Closer to the Action

As the stated intent of this new reorganization of the Department of Interior, as reported by Capital Press, it sounds worthwhile and long overdue. An excerpt. DENVER (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government

Bureaucracy, the Homeless & North Sacramento

This Sacramento Bee article reminds us of why bureaucracy is so often despised, but, as James Q. Wilson notes about the constraints of bureaucracy: “The key constraints are three in number. To a much greater extent than is true of … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Government Confusion Around Homelessness

This article from the Sacramento News & Review portrays the confusion government exhibits when it tries to deal with the issue and lays at the root of why neighborhoods don’t trust its actions when trying to place homeless facilities nearby. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

County Homeless Plan Update

News from the County A great update from Supervisor Sue Frost from her Facebook page: In September 2017, the County Board of Supervisors approved $5 million in funding for the Parkways and Unincorporated Communities Clean Up and Safety Initiative. The … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Department of Interior Reorganizing?

Still preliminary but if this article from Greenwire is an indication, it could possibly be good news for Auburn Dam. An excerpt. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s vision for reorganizing the Interior Department includes dividing management of millions of federal acres … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

Government Ignored Oroville Warnings

It ignored the warnings from its own workers and contractors who knew the spillway was being built on a surface almost sure to fail at some point, and it eventually did. It is always sad to read these kind of stories, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

San Diego Acting to Remove Homeless Camps Along River

They appear to be serious, as this story from the San Diego Union reports, Sacramento, take note! An excerpt. Half a dozen police officers on Thursday scoured the western end of the San Diego River for homeless camps, often detaining … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness