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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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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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SmartSeach

SmartProcure’s database contains hundreds of millions of local, state and federal purchase order records. This information can be used to find products, research pricing, verify vendors, ensure compliance, provide data to your citizens and benchmark your performance internally and externally. SmartSearch is SmartProcure's web-based tool that makes it easy to find a product’s best price, identify and validate vendors, ...more »

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Honest Legislator Program Act

Currently trust in the Legislature is very low and after 3 legislators were convicted of felonies and 3 others left the legislature to work for those that lobbied them, it is clear we need to demand far more of our elected officials than we have been. We need Legislators that are honest with the people of the state of California and ones that are not controlled by anyone other than the voters of the great state of California. ...more »

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The voting festival

A carnival/festival based event created to empower young entrepreneurs to voting and registering their businesses in the state of California.

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This would make California awesome!

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Fix California's Water Infrastructure and Save the Delta

SolAgra is committed to solving the major water issues in the Delta. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the water conveyance system of the State and Central Valley Water Projects have required major improvements for more than 40 years. Three major revisions to the conveyance system have been proposed by the State since 1978. Unfortunately, all three proposals have been essentially the same concept - divert water from ...more »

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Four Californias

Four Californians allows counties that border Nevada, Arizona and Oregon to determine which state they wish to affiliate. The idea is simple. The counties that border neighboring states have the right vote to succeed from California and join that state. Once the Neighboring state agrees to accept them, we will redraw the borders to reflect the new state boundaries. California needs a refresh. Our public schools ...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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Unicameral Legislature with Proportional Representation

There is no reason for California to maintain a bicameral legislature. Since the Reynolds v. Sims ruling, state Upper and Lower houses in most US states have been effectively identical, and nowhere more so than in California, where the Senate is merely a half-sized copy of the Assembly with arbitrarily differing powers. It would be only sensible, in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and fairness, to consolidate ...more »

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Bring back the real bicameral congress

Reynolds v. Sims in 1964 made the huge mistake of prohibiting states from having federal-style bicameral congresses. How this could be unconstitutional when the federal government operates this way is a mystery. A true bicameral congress gives each sub-government (counties in the context of a state, states in the context of the US as a whole) an equal vote in the senate and a vote proportional to their population in ...more »

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Tie traffic ticket / citation fines to income!

Fines for tickets / citations should be linked to your income as they are NOW in Europe. As the gap between rich and poor continues to grow, fines continue to grow. In the past 15 years fines have increased by 500%! In light of the current unprecedented inequality, it is a gross injustice to ruin someone's life, livelihood and ability to earn a living by imposing flat fines without regard to income or ability to pay. ...more »

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