Tuesday, February 08, 2011

ARPPS Letter Published

In the Sacramento Bee Sunday, February 6, 2011, and here is our post on the day of the editorial.

Address parkway safety – now

Re "Big surprise: Blight returns to river" (Editorial, Jan 30):

The underlying premise in this editorial regarding illegal camping in the lower reach of the American River Parkway is: Like it or not, the health of the American River Parkway and homelessness are inextricably tied.

If that means that our local homelessness issues need to be resolved before the public safety issue in the parkway is resolved, that is wrong.

Public safety in the parkway is a single, local issue that needs to be resolved – as are all public safety issues – immediately.

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