Dealing with Disruption and Incivility

At the Los Angeles Times, Mark Z. Barabak notes that public meetings have increasingly been subject to disruption: The result is a new California law that will make it easier to conduct the public’s business by spelling out just how and when bullies, bad actors and...

Initiative Reform

Joel Fox at Zocalo Public Square: [The[ best way to understand California arguments over direct democracy is as political contests between the power of the legislature and other elected officials, and the power that the people have in the legislative process.  ...

Hotline

Carolyn Jones at EdSource: Three years after California required colleges to put suicide prevention phone numbers on all student ID cards, a group of students wants to take the push for student wellness a step further: By adding a 24-hour mental health hotline....