Jason Axelrod

Content Producer,
American City & County

Jason Axelrod is an award-winning journalist who has written and reported for The Seattle Times, The Arizona Republic, the Phoenix Business Journal and Mother Nature Network, among other news outlets. Jason holds a Master of Mass Communication degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree from The University of Georgia. 



Mayors condemn weekend Charlottesville violence, bigotry
Mayors across the country are responding to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend, as well as President Donald Trump’s initial response to it.
Alaskan city loses entire police force within month, struggles to hire new talent
A rural Alaska town lost its entire police force within a month, and it's struggling to attract new officers to uphold public safety.
Cities crack down on food trucks
Cities across the country are passing regulations on a summer staple — food trucks. The regulations differ widely in breadth.
Compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles on the rise in city fleets
Cities and their transportation partners are rolling out CNG-fueled buses and other vehicles in their fleets.
Building engagement
Multi-use city halls increase public amenity usage and connections with citizens.
Charleston County sues South Carolina state government bank over highway completion
A decade-long, unfinished highway construction project culminating in a state bank's vote to scrap the project has led a South Carolina county to sue the bank for breach of contract.
Plattsburgh, N.Y., abolishes four departments to alleviate budget woes
Four city departments in Plattsburgh, N.Y. will be eliminated to lessen the city’s financial strain.
Report: Milwaukee is sole midwestern city of its size with property tax as only form of local taxation
A new report from the Public Policy Forum shows that Brew City has a rather unique financial structure compared to cities of similar sizes.
Marijuana dispensary moratoriums issued as cities and counties mull regulation
As medical marijuana becomes more widely available, cities are issuing moratoriums on dispensaries of the drug until they can better figure out how to administer and regulate the growing sector within their communities.
Laredo becomes latest city to join in new Texas law challenge
Texas has one more visible critic of its new senate bill that targets sanctuary cities and immigrants.
Minneapolis officers didn’t engage body cameras before fatal shooting
A Minneapolis police officer who recently shot a woman by her house was wearing a body camera but didn’t have it turned on. His partner was also wearing a deactivated camera.
Actions show immigration priorities differ widely between federal, local governments
As the federal government cracks down on self-declared sanctuary cities' funding, some cities are pledging to help permanent residents achieve citizenship.
Seattle passes income tax on the rich
Wealthy Seattle residents can now expect to pay more income tax.
The 25 best run cities in America
Personal finance site Wallethub compared 150 of the biggest U.S. cities based on 33 indicators across six categories to determine which cities are administered the best. Is yours on the list?
Interactive map: The 100 greenest American cities
This interactive map charts the 100 greenest U.S. cities, per rankings by personal finance site Wallethub that are based on 20 indicators. Is your city on the list?