PPIC Quarterly - October 2002 (fwd)
- The Public Policy Institute of California is a research organization in San Francisco that funds a lot of planning-related research. Below you will find their latest quarterly email. SOme of you might want to sign up to receive future quarterly reports.AshaProfessor Asha Weinstein
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
San José State University
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Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 15:32:06 -0700
From: Beth Carande <carande@...>
Subject: PPIC Quarterly - October 2002
The PPIC Quarterly
Quarterly news from the Public Policy Institute of California
In this issue:
New Publications, Commentary, Outreach, and President's Corner
PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government, September 2002
Tuned in but turned off: Californians waiting for news they can use in
governor's race. Voters are divided on timing of bond issues. More
Californians today perceive a
gap between the rich and the poor.
A California State of Mind: The Conflicted Voter in a Changing World
Examines the beliefs, concerns, and public policy preferences of
Californians and how their distrust in government has shaped the state's
Student and School Indicators for Youth in California's Central Valley
Anne Danenberg, Christopher Jepsen, and Pedro Cerdán
Wide gaps in achievement for Central Valley students. Sacramento County a
standout, while southern Central Valley falls behind. Overall, Central
Valley lags behind the rest of the state in student outcomes.
PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government, August 2002
Neither/Nor: Californians are unsatisfied with choices in governor's race.
A majority of Californians believe the state is still mired in recession.
Most residents will commemorate anniversary of September 11th.
Who's Your Neighbor? Residential Segregation and Diversity in California,
California Counts series
Juan Onésimo Sandoval, Hans P. Johnson, and Sonya M. Tafoya
Segregation is on the decline in California neighborhoods. Among cities
with diverse populations, L.A.'s neighborhoods are the most segregated,
while Sacramento has the highest level of neighborhood diversity of large
<http://www.ppic.org/#ppic162> Holding the Line: The Effect of the Recent
Border Build-up on Unauthorized Immigration
Belinda I. Reyes, Hans P. Johnson, Richard V. Swearingen
Costly border build-up has not reduced the number of unauthorized immigrants
in the United States. Some success: Crossing locations have shifted,
apprehension rates are up.
California's Natural Resource Programs: Where Does the Money Come from and
Where Does It Go
Analyzes natural resource priorities by reviewing program expenditures and
revenues between fiscal years 1978-79 and 2000-01.
Class Size Reduction, Teacher Quality, and Academic Achievement in
California Public Elementary Schools
Christopher Jepsen and Steven Rivkin
Not all school districts benefit from class size reduction. Smaller classes
boost test scores in high-poverty schools, except in Los Angeles.
Creating a "Home" for Good Housing
Western City Magazine, August 2002
Secession Merely One of Reform Issues
Christopher Weare and Janet Musso
Daily News of Los Angeles, August 21, 2002
Fast Track to Prosperity: California Economy Stands to Benefit in Jobs,
Growth From Trade Legislation
Orange County Register, August 14, 2002
California's Deficit Defies Partisan Blame: Budget's Pendulum-Like Swings
Are Hard to Manage
David W. Lyon
San Jose Mercury News, July 21, 2002
Small Class Sizes a Luxury Districts Can't Afford
Daily News of Los Angeles, July 5, 2002
This July, PPIC and the Bay Area Economic Forum hosted a briefing on PPIC's
special survey on Californians and the environment. The program featured a
briefing by Mark Baldassare and commentary by five panelists, including
Peter Melhaus (Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Development), Michele
Perrault (Sierra Club), Wendy Pulling (PG&E), Thomas Sullivan (Equity
Office), and Gerald Raycraft (Association of Bay Area Governments). For
more information on PPIC's environment survey, a collaboration with the
Hewlett, Irvine, and Packard Foundations, please click here.
In September, PPIC's President and CEO David W. Lyon was the featured
speaker at a Town Hall Los Angeles luncheon, discussing California's
initiative process. Dr. Lyon reviewed what is known about this
extraordinary development in governing the nation's largest state and
described the prospects for the initiative in the 21st century. To view the
speech, see the President's Corner below.
On Tuesday, October 8, PPIC research director Mark Baldassare will address
the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. Baldassare, author of
the newly-released book, A California State of Mind: The Conflicted Voter
in a Changing World, will be discussing the state of politics in California.
Click here <http://www.ppic.org/commonclubflyer0210.pdf> for more
information about this free event.
On Wednesday, October 23, PPIC and Town Hall Los Angeles are sponsoring an
election-year panel discussion, "The Decline to State: The Future of
Partisan Politics in California." In the context of the November election,
seasoned political analysts Mark Baldassare, Sherry Bebitch-Jeffe, Dan
Schnur, and Mark Shields will discuss how Californians' distrust of
government - and demographic forces at work in the state - are shaping the
state's political climate and testing the two-party system. For more
information about this event, please call Town Hall Los Angeles at (213)
PPIC will display a selection of publications at the following
conferences and meetings:
October 2nd - 4th: League of California Cities, Long Beach, CA
November 7th - 9th: Association for Public Policy Analysis and
Management, Dallas, TX
November 16th - 18th: California Libraries Association, Sacramento, CA
November 19th - 20th: California State Association of Counties,
The California Initiative: Electorate vs. Elite
Town Hall Los Angeles
September 25, 2002
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