Tag: Reform

Advancing Democracy: Ranked-Choice Voting

December 29, 2022

One of many ways to improve democratic practices is ranked-choice voting, principally because it’s more thorough in capturing voter preferences. Alaska is probably the best laboratory for testing ranked-choice voting,...

Reforming the Reforms: California Edition

September 30, 2021

The recent recall election in California wasn’t close. After months of electioneering, Gavin Newsom retained his position as governor with more than 62 percent of the vote, an impressive number...

New GFOA Research Report on Rethinking Police Budgeting

December 23, 2020

Widespread protests in response to civilian deaths at the hands of police have put pressure on local governments to make lasting reforms to police and public safety budgets. GFOA and...

Reimagining Public Safety

June 30, 2020

There are some great conversations happening around the country about reforming police tactics and departments. By broadening the conversation to reimagine public safety, communities can create a more humane, cost-effective...

Reinventing American Democracy

June 26, 2020

In June, an honorary society with roots that go back to the Revolutionary War era, unveiled an agenda of dramatic political reforms and civic innovations for the 21st Century. Last...

Dallas Police Reform, Equity Work Showing Results

June 23, 2020

One of the bright spots for police reform and racial equity over the past several years is Dallas, Texas. Much of this reform and attention to racial equity followed the...

AAC Promising Practices Webinar: Addressing Historic Inequities through Police Reform

June 17, 2020

Join us to learn about the need for a racial equity in law enforcement and to hear about recent reforms police departments have been implementing to improve public safety and...

Is it Time for Universal Voting by Mail?

March 26, 2020

Last month, the state of Ohio postponed its presidential primary, a last-minute decision that led to statewide confusion and growing national concerns about future primaries and how they will be...

New York Adopts Ranked Choice Voting

November 26, 2019

In early November, New York City joined a small but growing list of cities that have embarked on an ambitious experiment in election reform. Advocates of “ranked choice voting” (RCV)...

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