Office Hours with SPUR's State Policy Director

Evening Forum


The inside of the California State Capitol
Photo by Flickr user Snap Man

With more than 150 programs a year across seven incredibly distinct policy areas, SPUR covers significant ground about the concepts, actions and people that shape the Bay Area. But we don’t always have the time to establish a base level of understanding on a particular topic or dive deeply into the nuances of a specific policy recommendation. In acknowledgement of this, welcome to Office Hours, SPUR’s new interactive monthly series where we present you with the opportunity to ask pressing questions to some of the region’s brightest policy experts.

This month, we’re joined by Michael Lane, SPUR’s State Policy Director, and Holly Fraumeni De Jesús, partner at Lighthouse Public Affairs. Whether you want to ask how a bill becomes a law, better understand detailed changes to proposed state-level housing policy or figure out why California uses an initiative and referendum system, join us for an engaging hour where you bring the questions — and your lunch — and our policy leaders provide the answers.

+ Michael Lane / SPUR
+ Holly Fraumeni De Jesús / Lighthouse Public Affairs


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