Photo courtesy of Bill Hoban, Sonoma Index-Tribune. By Molly Curley O’Brien, MPP/MBA Candidate 2019 It’s 3 a.m., early Friday, in the library at Sonoma Valley High School, five days after the fires broke out on October 9th. I notice an evacuee trying, more like struggling, to sit up on her cot, and … Continue reading Susan’s Story: How Our Disaster Response Fails Seniors
By Noah Gaiser, MPP Candidate 2019 Editor’s Note: This article contains a discussion of police violence and judicial indifference against an intersectional person of color. Reader discretion is advised. Two weeks ago I found myself standing in silence outside Berkeley City Hall, head bowed, listening to Kayla Moore’s life story as told by her sister … Continue reading Say Her Name: How You Can Support Justice for Kayla Moore
By Miguel Dwin, MPP Candidate 2018 Prior to 2011, individuals convicted of a felony offense resulting in a sentence of more than one year would serve time in state prison. The state prison term was followed by an additional period on state parole supervision under the state Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO). However, under … Continue reading AB 109 – Are State Inmates Really Better Off in County Jails?
By Melanie Burgarino, MPP Candidate 2017 In the Bay area, everybody has something to say about the housing crisis. Who is to blame? I’ve got the quick and dirty answer, it’s the NIMBY, and Obama’s got my back on this one. “Not In My Backyard,” or “NIMBY,” is jargon used by planning and policy nerds … Continue reading Don’t be a NIMBY, be a YIMBY
By Mia Satya, BA Public Policy expected 2016 One of the most hotly debated ballot propositions of 2015 pitted Airbnb hosts and lobbyists against affordable housing groups and displaced residents. San Francisco’s Proposition F would have capped private short-term rentals 75 nights a year and strengthened enforcement mechanisms. What got considerable flack from the opposition … Continue reading The Case For An Equitable Sharing Economy
This is the full PDF of The Policy Forum: Volume II. Please be sure to reference The Policy Forum and cite our contributors’ work appropriately if you reference this copyrighted publication. If you would like us to send you a bound and printed version of this volume, please contact us and we will send you a … Continue reading Volume II: Full Publication
Lillian Mano. MPP 2012 The Status of California Community Colleges Today: Critical to California’s Future Community colleges have long served as a beacon of democratized educational opportunity. Since 1901, community colleges have sought to provide accessible and quality education to anyone desiring upward mobility and personal educational achievement through post-secondary education. California community colleges (CCCs) … Continue reading A Comparative Policy Analysis of Basic Skills Education in Peralta Community College District
By Sarah Garmisa, MPP/MBA 2015 In this paper, I analyze current San Francisco housing policies in addition to two general alternatives. The first alternative is to increase the supply of affordable units and the second is to decrease the reduction in supply. I conclude that policies to incentivize affordable housing development have more long-term impact … Continue reading Affordable Housing in San Francisco: Analyzing the Supply of Affordable Units