Jason Axelrod

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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Cities prepare for traffic influx caused by August's solar eclipse
As the August 2017 total solar eclipse approaches, cities within the viewing path are making preparations for an increased number of out-of-towners.
California county lands $5 million in record online property auction
San Diego County, Calif., got more than it bargained for when it brought in a record $5.6 million in an auction for tax-defaulted property.
Philadelphia city council close to approving major program funded by soda tax money
Nearly one year after passing a soda/sugary drinks tax, the Philadelphia City Council has given initial approval for a new infrastructure program called Rebuild, towards which a portion of the tax money will go.
The 10 best cities for retirement in 2017 1
Financial news site Bankrate ranked 200 U.S. cities based on factors related to crime, climate, finance, health care and walkability to determine the best cities in which to retire.
Cities expand free Wi-Fi to parks as part of larger accessability efforts
As Internet access becomes a more prevalent municipal service, cities are extending free Wi-Fi service to public parks.
Apps streamline parking process for city residents
Several cities are partnering with private companies to develop smartphone apps that make paying for parking a breeze for citizens.
Maryland city passes emergency legislation banning public nudity following legal complaint
A legal challenge to toplessness and a memo to a Maryland city’s beach patrol instructing them not to bother women going topless on local beaches has resulted in that city council convening an “emergency” Saturday meeting to pass legislation banning public nudity.
Jersey City addresses two cases of alleged police brutality in two weeks
As Jersey City, N.J. officials are expected to pay $45,000 to settle a 2012 federal lawsuit involving police brutality on June 14, a new case alleging police violence erupted in the city on June 7.
Two Ohio cities explore legal action against opioid drugmakers
The mayors of Dayton, Ohio, and Lorain, Ohio have voted to initiate legal proceedings towards opioid manufacturers as the state's opioid crisis worsens.
Seattle becomes latest U.S. city to institute sugary drinks, soda tax
Soda and sugary beverage drinkers in the Emerald City can expect to pay more for them now, although diet beverage drinkers won't be affected.
Mayors, governors vow to uphold climate guidelines after Trump announcement
Over 200 mayors and governors have pledged to uphold guidelines set forth in the Paris Agreement, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s June 1 announcement of intention to withdraw the U.S. from the international agreement.
The utility of data
Advanced metering infrastructure increases public utilities’ efficiency, data yield and monetary savings.
Detroit tax collectors crack down on evasion
For approximately 7,000 tax-evading individuals and businesses in Detroit, it may be time to pay up.
Providence council president steps down amid calls for resignation, embezzlement accusations
Providence, R.I.’s city council president has resigned after being charged with two felonies. He had previously refused to step down despite council members’ calls to do so.
Cities enact rules requiring gender-neutral restrooms in municipal buildings
Cities across the country are enacting rules to designate city facility restrooms as gender-neutral.

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