Sep 262013
 
West Sacramento's council preps for 'action plan' on area homeless problem

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 18, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Tonight (Sept. 18), the West Sacramento City Council will discuss “next steps” for the prevention and treatment of homelessness in this town. Using state grant funds, city officials (including City Councilman Mark Johannessen) have counted the local homeless, tried to analyze the [...]

Feb 242013
 
Southport's beaver problem: better to manage the animals than to kill them

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 – EDITOR’S NOTE: On Feb. 13, the News-Ledger published a story about city-sponsored trapping of a beaver colony discovered in Southport’s Bridgeway Lakes area. You can find the original article here. Below is a response. By Heidi Perryman, Ph.D. Trapping, as you know, is a short-term solution that [...]

Jan 162013
 

‘Letters to the Editor’ from the News-Ledger edition of January 9, 2013 – _______________ Why not Mark? In the December 12, 2012 edition of the News-Ledger the front-page article regarding the appointment of Chris Ledesma as the next vice mayor was troubling.  I don’t have anything against  Chris, but I was troubled by the politics [...]

Jan 092013
 
Johannessen looking at homeless issue

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 2, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Councilman Mark Johannessen plans to lobby the West Sacramento city council next month to include a “homeless” policy among the city’s priorities for 2013. Johannessen has been chairman of an informal group of “stakeholders” discussing the issue of homelessness in the city. [...]