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. 


Municipalities obtain and use solar through different means
Solar energy continues to be a burgeoning energy source that cities are increasingly tapping into. However, the exact ways such cities acquire and use the solar energy differs across municipalities.
Large cities explore plastic bag bans
Several large metros are exploring the implementation and modification of plastic bag bans.
Washington city sues OxyContin maker
In an unprecedented case, Everett, Wash., is suing opioid maker Purdue Pharma on allegations that the company knowingly let its opioids freely flow in the city's black market.
Texas city loses 800 city employees W-2s in phishing scam
A “spear phishing” scam has left 803 current and former employees of San Marcos, Texas, at risk of having confidential information stolen.
What causes a town's collapse?
Small cities and towns are folding in the face of monumental financial and political struggles.
Transit leaders advocate for federal transit investment on eve of budget proposal
President Trump is expected to unveil a budget outline by mid-March, and transit leaders across the country are advocating for transit investments as part of the president’s previously proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package.
San Antonio annexation deal could triple size of neighbor city
If Converse, Texas, agrees to an annexation agreement that San Antonio has proposed, Converse could triple in size-- all to bring municipal services to a patch of unincorporated Bexar County.
America's critical infrastructure is crumbling
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its new 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which graded America's infrastructure based on 16 system categories.
Cities outsource new flag designs to the public
City flags can hold great symbolic meaning for a city by representing its culture and heritage. Fittingly, many cities are outsourcing new flag designs to residents.
Damage control
Police are increasing their precision when handling riots and protests.
Cities build streetcar lines amid lessons from failing projects
As cities across the country are anticipating improved transit by constructing streetcars, others are learning lessons.
Municipalities opt for several strategies in constructing new city halls
Sometimes, city governments outgrow their city halls. Once that happens, they assume different strategies for selecting their next locations.
San Jose officials respond to historic flooding, field safety questions
Historic flooding in San Jose, Calif., has city officials scrambling to organize and carry out recovery efforts while struggling to answer questions on public safety and preparedness in the city.
Infographic: The 'fuzz'iness between police-public relations and perceptions
This infographic shows how police view the public and what the public thinks about local law enforcement.
The 50 most traffic-congested cities in America
Connected car services company INRIX analyzed congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries to determine the cities with the highest traffic congestion. We've included the 50 most congested American cities here; is your city on the list?

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