I don't have a good alternative to the way governance is conducted throughout the U.S., but I can think of some ways to improve the process.
-Put a shelf life on laws when they are enacted.
-Maintain meeting schedules
-Use electronic communication more aggressively
-Have technical review and explanatory organizations
-Remove power from uninformed constituents
-Have more public financing
-Have fewer boards
Oh well. It's nice to think about things like this.