SPUR Evening Symposium: The Federal Stimulus Plan, One Year Later
"In February of 2009, as dour economic conditions threatened to worsen unabated, President Obama warned that massive government intervention was necessary to prevent "a much deeper economic downturn." Congress responded with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a $787 billion federal stimulus package. Did it work? A year later, Dan Bernal, District Director for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will analyze the effects of the stimulus, while José Luis Moscovich, Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, will discuss the impacts of the stimulus funding on San Francisco transportation programs."