Problem is afaik is that they are specifically targeting CEO of fed, a group spamming feds due to the fact it is the only content left on the server, with these policy updates. Or at least thats what I can gather from the recent posts.
An ideal solution for this recent drama would be to have proper oversight positions. An example would be to make a Sheriff position, elected by the entire APD.
A position like this could have the following responsibilities and requirements.
Keeping the captains in check and reviews repercussions of policy updates (perhaps have a veto that can be overruled through going to mitch or something)
Handling section F's discretely, making sure votes remain anonymous so Lts are more confident about a lack of retaliation if a vote fails
Bringing forward rarely heard issues from the lower APD
Constable+ member of the APD who has been an active member for X amount of time
Been a community member for X amount of time
Relatively clean recent disciplinary history for X amount of time
Passes a proficiency test on the APD guidebook
Must not be a captain, senior medic or hold a staff position
Benefits of a position such as this could be automatic X rank (ingame obviously no voting or IA perms if applicable), a payout in cash/prestige maybe
And of course when I am at it equivalent civ rep positions would be great as well with regards to suggestions, updates, and changes on civ considering how badly received this patch was instead of the "development aids" who are afaik anonymous and not chosen at all by the community