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Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Bulletin - April 2004

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    The Public Policy Institute of California regularly publishes research on urban and planning topics that may be of interest to some of you. If you would like
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2004
      The Public Policy Institute of California regularly publishes research on
      urban and planning topics that may be of interest to some of you. If you
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      Asha Weinstein
      Assistant Professor
      Department of Urban and Regional Planning
      San José State University
      One Washington Square
      San Jose, CA 95192-0185
      email: asha.weinstein@...
      phone: 408-924-5853

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 04/01/2004 03:30 PM -----

      Monthly news from the Public Policy Institute of California

      April 2004


      New Publications
      Upcoming and Recent Events
      President's Corner

      Celebrating 10 years of research on public policy
      State of Change: California 1994-2004

      New Publications

      Planned Developments in California: Private Communities and Public Life
      Tracy M. Gordon

      Secession of the successful? Residents of planned housing developments do
      not "opt out" of civic life. Planned neighborhoods have wide income
      diversity, but less racial diversity.


      Evaluating State EITC Options for California
      Thomas MaCurdy

      This report examines a number of distinct approaches to developing a state
      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in California to supplement the current
      federal plan.


      PPIC Statewide Survey: Special Survey of Los Angeles, March 2004
      Mark Baldassare

      Los Angeles County: A house divided. Racial and political groups have
      different take on present, future.


      In Short Supply? Cycles and Trends in California Housing
      Hans P. Johnson, Rosa M. Moller, and Michael Dardia

      Estimates of state housing shortage are overstated, but shortfalls in
      major metro areas are cause for concern.


      State of Change: California 1994-2004

      California underwent signifigant changes during the decade following the
      founding of PPIC. This document highlights ten of these changes and how
      PPIC's research addressed the policy issues they raised.


      Illegal Immigration Is Not Just Men's Work
      Laura Hill
      San Diego Union-Tribune, March 17, 2004


      Upcoming Events

      PPIC will display a selection of its publications at the following
      conferences and meetings:
      o April 12th - 15th: American Educational Research Association, San Diego,
      o May 5th - 6th: Great Valley Center, Sacramento, CA


      Recent Events

      On March 10th, PPIC and the Bay Area Economic Forum co-hosted
      "California's Housing Supply: Examining Surpluses & Shortages." Nearly 70
      people attended the luncheon discussion, including business and community
      leaders, state and local government representatives, and members of the
      media. PPIC Research Fellow Hans Johnson presented findings from his
      recent publication In Short Supply? Cycles and Trends in California
      Housing, followed by a panel discussion with Guy Bjerke (Homebuilders
      Association of Northern California), Dan Flynn (Office of Assembly Member
      Patricia Wiggins), John Landis (UC Berkeley), Andrew Michael (Bay Area
      Council), and Catherine Sandoval (California Business, Transportation and
      Housing Agency).

      On March 17th, PPIC co-hosted a luncheon forum with Town Hall Los Angeles
      to release findings from the second annual PPIC Statewide Survey: Special
      Survey of Los Angeles. Survey Director Mark Baldassare moderated a
      distinguished panel of policy leaders including Kathleen Brown (Goldman,
      Sachs & Company), Joel Fox (Small Business Action Committee), Antonia
      Hernandez (California Community Foundation), Robert Hertzberg (Mayer,
      Brown, Rowe & Maw), and Constance Rice (The Advancement Project). The
      event drew approximately 100 attendees, including local business and
      community leaders, members of the print and electronic media, and

      President's Corner

      There is growing interest in the role that foundations are playing in the
      formulation of public policy. This interest has been heightened by the
      steadily increasing number of foundations, many of substantial size, with
      the potential to influence policy in their areas of interest. PPIC
      represents a small but important segment of the foundation landscape...



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