Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ARPPS Letter Published

Arena plan could aid parkway

Re "Arena Story" (Page A1, Jan. 22): Thank you for the great coverage of this very grand plan.

Though a very complicated deal with several moving parts, the beauty of it is how it can help solve one of the most intractable problems on the parkway.

For many years, parkway- adjacent neighborhoods in the area stretching from Cal Expo to Discovery Park have been burdened by the public safety issues arising from illegal camping by the homeless.

The residential and commercial development of Cal Expo – as a key part of this plan – will serve the same purpose as the Township 9 development will on the south bank of the American River: bring more people to the area for legitimate reasons.

More people in the area will reduce the illegal camping and increase the public's safety in accessing the most beautiful natural resource in our community.

– David H. Lukenbill, Sacramento
senior policy director,
American River Parkway Preservation Society