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In Defense of the “Gas Tax”

After more than two years of debate, the California State Legislature passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1 (Beall & Frazier), a bipartisan transportation funding measure designed to address California’s growing backlog of deferred maintenance on local streets and roads, state hig… More

California’s Local Street and Road System In Crisis

Every morning, when we open our front door, whether we drive or bike to work, take our kids to school, take the bus or train, or go to the farmer’s market, we begin our trip on a city street or county road.  But these are challenging times due to increased demand and unreliable funding. In California, … More

Organizing Nationally Televised CA Gubernatorial Debate

Christian Arana (MPP '17) is the Policy Director for the Latino Community Foundation. In partnership with Univision, he organized a nationally televised debate with the top six candidates in the California governor's race.  How did you end up being tasked with organizing the first gubernatorial debat… More

New Assistant Dean for the MPA Program

The Goldman School welcomes Anne Campbell Washington (MPP '00), a graduate of the Goldman School of Public Policy and currently an Oakland City Council Member, as the new Executive Director of the Master of Public Affairs program.  During her 12 year career in the City of Oakland, Annie was Chief of Staf… More