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Posts from 2018

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Deploying Spatial Data to Solve Public Policy Problems

Imagine that you’ve been given a map of the entire rail system in India with the assignment to determine where to place grain silos in order to maximize utility and minimize transportation costs. Or perhaps you’ve been tasked with determining how many coast guard helicopters are needed to monitor the H… More

Press Release: Conference on CA Budgeting and Transparency Practices

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and the Volcker Alliance will host a half-day discussion in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 21, featuring three panels on California's&n… More

In Defense of the “Gas Tax”

By Michael Pimentel (MPP Candidate ‘18)

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

by Margot Yapp (MPP '05)

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