Thursday, November 18, 2010

ARPPS Letter Published

In the Sacramento Bee today.

No tent city in parkway

Re "Initiative reports progress finding shelter for homeless" (Our Region, Nov. 16):

The article reports that the creation of a tent city is probably going to be included in Sacramento's homeless strategy.

The stretch of the American River Parkway from Discovery Park to Cal Expo has been the illegal tent city for the homeless for many years.

The adjacent neighborhoods, which have long been unable to enjoy their part of the parkway due to the illegal camping, surely hope that if a legal tent city ever does become a reality, that it is located somewhere else.

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