August 23, 2022 – American River Parkway Foundation Urges Sacramento County Supervisors to Continue to Make Finding Shelter Space a Priority

The Parkway Foundation attends a heated Board of Supervisors meeting, urging the passage of the ordinance that toughens restrictions on illegal camping on the American River Parkway, but to continue to make finding shelter space for the unhoused a priority. The Parkway Foundation released a statement later that night.

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ABC10: Sacramento County passes camping ban as city passes sidewalk clearing ordinance

FOX 40: Sacramento County Board of Supervisors votes to prohibit camping on American River Parkway

The Sacramento Bee: Sacramento leaders ban homeless camps from sidewalks, American River Parkway and more

August 10, 2022 – American River Parkway Foundation Comments on Proposed Illegal Camping Ordinance

Parkway Foundation Executive Director Dianna Poggetto and Board Member Karen Doron spoke in the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers during the discussion regarding an illegal camping ordinance on the Parkway. While the Parkway Foundation supported the ordinance, both Poggetto and Doron emphasized the need for more housing with wrap-around services for the unhoused community. Poggetto also mentioned what role the Parkway Foundation is playing in addressing homelessness in the County, including suggesting possible safe sites on the Parkway.

 

See Poggetto’s comments

See Doron’s comments

June 29, 2022 – American River Parkway Foundation Responds to the Low Numbers in the Point in Time Count

The Sacramento County Point in Time Count is released showing a little more than 9,200 unhoused individuals were counted, but estimating there are 16,000-20,000 in the County.

The American River Parkway was included in the count for the first time and 594 individuals were counted in a less than a 5 mile stretch.

The Parkway Foundation released a response saying the count does not show the full picture of what’s taking place on the Parkway.

See the coverage on News10

June 2, 2022 – Voice of the Parkway Coalition Mobilized for County Budget Discussions

The Parkway Foundation mobilized the Voice of the Parkway Coalition in support of investment in a plan for the 2022-23 County of Sacramento Fiscal Year that not only helps get people off the streets and the Parkway, but that also provides them with the resources they need to stay housed. This includes suitable locations for shelters, wrap-around services and resources and a timeline to hold local leaders accountable.

At the same, Coalition members urged for the plan to consider the safety of residents and businesses. This includes good neighbor policies for sites that keep our communities clean and safe.

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