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. 



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Florence-battered communities face other dangers besides weather-borne destruction
As Hurricane Florence has battered parts of the southeast coast of the U.S., officials across multiple states have reported damage to their communities and ongoing dangers they face.
Update: Louisiana mayor reverses decision on Nike gear ban in recreation facilities
A Louisiana mayor reversed his decision to ban his city’s recreational facilities from buying Nike products. following the recent debut of Colin Kaepernick as the face of Nike’s “Just Do It” ad campaign.
New York subway station damaged in 9/11 attacks opens just before 17th anniversary
New York City’s Cortlandt Street subway station was finally reopened 17 years after it was destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11th.
Cities nationwide push to lower voting age to 16 2
In upcoming elections, voters in multiple cities may start seeing a lot more younger people at polling places.
Innovation at work
New office designs are cultivating collaboration, work flexibility among public employees. See over 20 photos of new local government offices in Georgia, Minnesota and Tennessee.
Through grants, food companies help cities ride the gravy train
Over the past month, several cities have received funding from an unlikely source: food companies.
Chicago rejects over 2,400 Airbnb registrations due to short-term rental ordinance
Many Airbnb hosts in Chicago are facing difficulties in renewing their registrations due to increased short-term rental regulation enforcement.
The 25 best-run cities in America
WalletHub analyzed 150 of the largest American cities' operating efficiencies to determine which cities are run best in 2018. We've included the 25 best-run cities here. Is your city on the list?
Kentucky police officer fights for restored rank after winning lawsuit against his city
After being awarded $300,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit he filed against Louisville, Ky., a Louisville police officer is now demanding he get his rank back.
Oklahoma City University program teaches prospective municipal candidates
The learning curve for understanding how municipal governments function can be steep for first-time elected officials. However, a new certificate program from Oklahoma City University (OCU) aims to better prepare candidates for municipal office.
San Francisco debuts “poop patrol” to clean up its feces problem
A six-person public works team is about to tackle one of San Francisco’s more notorious problems — the abundance of human waste present on its sidewalks.
Oakland government hosts block parties to discourage illegal junk disposal
Oakland, Calif., is throwing multiple parties for its residents. The cause for celebration: properly disposing of large, unwanted junk.
Counties face hurdles in working with states to fund bridge repairs
Counties are struggling to repair deteriorating bridges on their own, and obtaining state funds requires overcoming major obstacles.
New York City caps ridesharing licenses for one year, passes other rideshare-related bills
New York has become the first major U.S. city to cap the number of ridesharing vehicles that can operate within its limits.
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