Reader Poll

VIDEO: Long Beach city councilman asks residents how they would spend $250,000

Less than three months into his first term, Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson is already proving he’s not afraid to shake up City Hall. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Reader Poll

Poll: What should be the top priority for next CA Secretary of State?

Although not yet elected, a lengthy to-do list already awaits the next California Secretary of State on his first day in office. Which issue do you think he should tackle first? Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Reader Poll

Video Reader Poll: How SB29 would dramatically reduce vote-by-mail rejections

More than 65,000 VBM ballots in California went uncounted in 2012, according to Pew Charitable Trusts estimates Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Reader Poll

Reader Poll: Would turning elections into a lottery boost voter turnout?

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission voted on Thursday to recommend the City Council explore the possibility of offering cash prizes to lure voters to the ballot box Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Reader Poll

Reader Poll: Your thoughts on tax incentives as economic drivers?

State and local governments often use tax incentives like those mentioned above to attract or retain existing businesses and create jobs. But is it the best strategy for growth? Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Reader Poll

Reader Poll: Brother, can you spare a dime for water infrastructure?

Are you willing to pay more for your water bill each month if the revenue generated from the rate increase was dedicated to improving the old worn out water system? Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Reader Poll

Reader Poll: Spend or save surplus funds?

During good economic times, state revenues grow. How should California use a state budget surplus? Read More

Categories: Reader Poll, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget