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Street MaintenanceThe Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy seeks to actively address the economic policy, financial, demographic and other dimensions of public infrastructure development in California.

The Institute undertakes research, outreach, and education activities to further understanding and awareness of infrastructure challenges facing the state and country. A central goal of The Institute is to assist with policy prescriptions for public infrastructure development. Specifically, the Institute compiles, evaluates, and disseminates data and research pertaining to California infrastructure trends, mechanisms and implications of investment spending, linkages between infrastructure investment and state and local economic activity, and related infrastructure issues. Institute analyses and forums are intended to aid decision-makers in relevant policy formation, regulation, and legislation. The Institute will focus on topics of transportation, water, power, environment and related municipal public works projects in the first several years of operation; that purview may be expanded at the discretion of Institute leadership and as budgetary resources permit. Central to the Institute's purpose is the identification, research and dissemination of the most imaginative infrastructure strategies for the range of infrastructure challenges facing contemporary California as we enter into the 21st century.