Volume II: Full Publication

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The Dumping/Donating Divide: Waste Management in West Oakland

Elizabeth Welsh, MPP 2014 Dumping is the illegal or improper disposal of any item including household waste, hazardous waste, and municipal waste like construction and demolition debris. In Oakland, dumping is a problem of serious scope with public health ramifications and environmental toxicology risks. It restricts properly values, contributes to a state of blight, and…

A Comparative Policy Analysis of Basic Skills Education in Peralta Community College District

Lillian Mano. MPP 2012 The Status of California Community Colleges Today: Critical to California‚Äôs 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)…

Affordable Housing in San Francisco: Analyzing the Supply of Affordable Units

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…

Addressing “Anti-Indian” Historical Bias in California Public Schools Through Best Practices

Sabine Nicole Talaugon, MPP 2013 In California, K-12 public school curriculum often distorts and underrepresents American Indian history, culture, and governance. This historical bias is inherited from materials in the past that sought to justify the genocide, indentured servitude, forced relocation and forced educational assimilation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) people. Historical bias…