The Public Press hosted a panel discussion on Oct. 29 exploring how voters can use the ballot box to hold local and state government accountable. Veteran good-government experts provided a break down of the challenges in San Francisco and California, and answered questions from the audience.
Our panelists were:
- Carmen Balber, executive director, Consumer Watchdog
- Larry Bush, member, San Francisco Ethics Commission
The discussion was moderated by Bay Area radio journalist Max Pringle.
This article is part of a project examining ways to use the ballot to hold local government accountable. It was supported by the Solutions Journalism Network’s Renewing Democracy program.
In this series:
- With Corruption on the Ballot, San Francisco Could Learn Oversight From Other Scandal-Plagued Cities (article and radio episode on “Civic”)
- Using the Ballot to Fight Corruption (web event)
- Can the Ballot Be Used to Hold Local Government Accountable? (radio version of web event)