Building on our work from winter quarter, we will examine the public policy, budget, and fiscal foundations of serving the public. This quarter we explore what it takes to move a policy and budget agenda for the public in a democracy. We engage in policy analysis to examine public problems and critique possible solutions; craft our recommendations into effective materials for decision makers; while weighing sources of revenue against policy implementation expenditures. We will focus on how public funds are generated and allocated while recognizing the impacts of constant change in governing.
This course meets weekly on Wednesday evenings and one Saturday.