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Create a $2M fund for transparency for California State Agencies

Based on OpenGov’s success working with over a third of California cities and counties (in part from the successful 2015 IYS challenge grant), we propose that FixCA 2016 launch a $2 million fund to help California State Agencies adopt Transparency, Budget Intelligence, and Open-Source Open Data solutions to improve accountability, efficiency, and competition statewide. California spends more than any other state government: ...more »

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Simply the Basics

The Mission of Simply the Basics is to provide for an individual, organization, or community their most basic needs with dignity so that they can focus on bigger goals. People are often saying, "If only I had X, then I could improve my life." We simply remove barriers, allowing people to have the opportunity to achieve. According to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, people are unable to focus on any needs higher ...more »

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Open Voter Id for California citizens

When a local city agency wants to collect feedback from their citizens, they have a couple choices. They can use a completely open survey tool, which allows trolls from all over the world to generously participate. Or they can try to get citizens to verify their identity and location. A small city has few resources to implement this verification. And one citizen may not trust many separate government departments to ...more »

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The First Free State in 150 years, The Time Has Come For 51

Twenty-one Northern California Counties have 9 state level representatives while the southern 38 counties have 111 state representatives. The Jefferson Declaration Committee has 21 Declarations and Petitions to withdraw from the state of California signed by County Boards of Supervisors. We have active committees in a total of 23 counties. This is a grass roots movement. We have no party backing, nor do we wish any. This ...more »

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Reduce Redundancy, Add Innovation: Prohibit Zombie Bills in CA

Streamline legislative process by prohibiting consideration of any bill that is substantially similar to a previous bill that has previously been defeated in Assembly or Senate, vetoed, or overturned by a court. (This would be a prohibition of "zombie bills" in CA.) This will substantially free up time in the Legislature to focus on innovation while reducing redundancy and taxpayer burden. In each legislative session, ...more »

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Better representation along Sierra-Nevada mountains

The (now defunct) "Six Californias" idea was very interesting. I wondered who drew the lines, why they were drawn there, and especially disturbing: who named the resulting states. I liked the idea otherwise, and feel a better first step is to find commonality amongst a region within California that has a distinct difference to rally behind. With 1-in-8 Americans calling California home (38 million people), no policy, ...more »

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Business Related Gov Forms

California has many forms that a business has to fill out. They don't accept most of these forms online, and thus must be filled out by had and mailed in. It is also hard to find which forms need to be filled out. There should be a website so that these forms can be filled out online with autofill, good design, and ease of use. The website-owning-organization would then print out the paper forms in the format that the ...more »

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Prohibit government departments funding themselves via fines

Government departments have perverse incentives to excessively fine people and confiscate property via civil forfeiture. A constitutional amendment, requiring that any fines or fees be either given to the state treasury or returned to tax payers via tax refunds, would fix this problem. Without the ability to fund their departments via excessive fees, parking tickets, traffic tickets, civil forfeiture, and other seizures, ...more »

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LifeSavingAdvice, artificial intelligence saving real lives

A native emergency app on all electronic devices that auto uploads geospatial info one never knew they'd need until they need it most, with or without connectivity. Critical information (emergency management content): i.e. directions to local shelters, evacuation routes, hospitals, and more, constantly updated and embedded into the memory of the mobile device, much like a weather app. Whenever this info is updated, a ...more »

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