Category Archives: JPA

Working Together

We agree with the concept expressed in this recent editorial from the Sacramento Bee, that local governments, working together, can resolve some of the current funding issues impacting valuable public works. Though the editorial focused on animal shelters, it is … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, JPA, Parks, Politics

Parks Funding

This is a very difficult time for government funding for parks, but it is also a time of opportunity to remove the burden of funding from very limited government sources and move to the much more stable funding from philanthropy, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Parks

ARPPS Article

It is on Sacramento Press and addressed the local idea to raise taxes to provide more funding for parks . An excerpt. “According to a May 4th Sacramento Bee story, Sacramento County Supervisors are considering asking voters to raise the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Government, JPA, Parks

Parkway Parking

While agreeing that paying for automobile parking along the Parkway makes sense to the County in terms of their shortage of funding—for reasons as much connected with lack of creative management as with self-inflicted revenue shortages over the years—suggesting that … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, JPA

Open Letter Sent to Supervisors

May 6, 2011 OPEN LETTER TO THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS In relation to the May 4, 2011 story in the Sacramento Bee about your possibly considering asking voters to raise the sales tax to pay for a regional … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management

Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

The issue here, as virtually every paragraph in the Sacramento Bee story today and the associated comments make clear, is illegal camping by the homeless in the American River Parkway, but the Bee insists on entitling it “Breaking Sacramento’s homeless … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, JPA, Public Safety

Parks Management Innovations

We have called for the American River Parkway to be managed by a nonprofit, and we support the Ose Proposal for privatizing Gibson Ranch. This article from the California Chamber proposes these types of strategies and other innovative ideas for … Continue reading

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

Changing Parks Management & Funding

The recent editorial in the Sacramento Bee comments on the recent deficit driven decisions to seek another way to manage some parks in the County Regional Parks division through contracts with nonprofit organizations. This is a strategy we have been … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Central Park Conservancy: The Back Story

The role that the Central Park Conservancy—the nonprofit organization that has been managing Central Park for some time—has played in our development of a strategy for seeing the American River Parkway be managed by a nonprofit, is well known by … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Two Rivers Strategy

As the recent editorial in the Sacramento Bee noted, creating recreational access to the rivers in Sacramento is a great enhancement of our quality of life. While recreational access work along the Sacramento is moving forward, that along the American … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, River Development