Category Archives: JPA

Saving Our Parks

As we struggle to save our parks from the ruin caused by a lack of effective management and limited public funding, the examples of other cities that have taken a new tact might be of some help, as reported by … Continue reading

Posted in Government, JPA, Nonprofit Management, 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

Tax Increase for Parks is a Bad Idea

The Sacramento Bee continues to tout this as the solution to County Park’s problems, in the Sunday editorial and an article from Saturday. Fortunately, the County Board of Supervisors has turned one park over to a forprofit—Gibson Ranch—and another facility … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Gibson Ranch, JPA, Parks

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