Parkway Foundation Executive Director Dianna Poggetto appears on Studio Sacramento with Scott Syphax to discuss what the Parkway brings to the region, features of the Parkway, the challenges it faces and what the Parkway Foundation is doing to conserve our urban jewel.
The Sacramento Bee produced an investigative article on the issue of illegal camping on the Parkway and how the perceptions around homelessness are changing in the region. The Parkway Foundation was interviewed for the story and discussed the increased impact on the Parkway by illegal camping.
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.
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Parkway Foundation Executive Director Dianna Poggetto and Five Star Bank President and Chief Executive Officer James Beckwith discuss why the organizations are working together to address illegal camping on the Parkway.
The Parkway Foundation debuts a new video that highlights the plight of the Parkway, details next steps, promotes the Voice of the Parkway Coalition and calls for all concerned community members to join.
American River Parkway Foundation Executive Director Dianna Poggetto urges the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to use budget funding to address homelessness in the County. Poggetto also introduces the Voice of the Parkway Coalition and how it was formed to help find solutions.
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.
Five Star Bank joins the Parkway Foundation in the conservation of the American River Parkway. The partnership kicked off with a marketing campaign that highlights the Voice of the Parkway Coalition.
The partnership will continue to grow as outreach expands.
The Washington Post published an article on homelessness in Sacramento, recent proposals to address it and views from different stakeholders in the community.
Included in the article was the opportunity for the American River Parkway Foundation to discuss the Parkway, how it is impacted and what these proposals may mean for our urban gem. The Parkway Foundation also led the Post team on a tour of the Parkway.