2015 Fix California Challenge

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Combined underwater desalination and electricity plants

The program can be build on a combination of existing technologies, improvements of existing technologies and technologies which are just at the edge of getting feasible.

Goal must be to produce a minimum of 50% of the current water demand. The project must go along with the production of renewable electricity in underwater turbine plants.

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Improving neighborhoods

Housing is very expensive in California. Often if someone buys a house, they don't factor in the cost of maintaining the property. Businesses get tax deductions for maintenance, so should homeowners. If home maintenance, such as exterior paint, roofing, gardening were tax deductible, or received a tax credit, neighborhoods would look so much better. The "broken window" theory of crime prevention shows that when neighborhoods ...more »

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Improving Tourism to state

If I was coming to CA from another state or country Id want to see these Signs from LAX pointing me to Theme parks, event sites Maps to acess Good signage for events arenas Parking Good roads Uniform Tourist Services creed via LA Tourism or CA Tourism Zagat & TripAdvisor rated hotels & dining visible Feel safe I noticed at LAX, no signs denoting way to Disneyland 6 Flags Legoland Univ City Museums Cruise port center ...more »

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An Education System For the 21st Century

Programming and Engineering should be integrated into how Math and Science are taught from K-12th grade. School should be year round, with math taught through project-based learning. We need to compete with the rest of the world at producing talent. Let's learn from the winners.

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Change Union deals in state

Unions compete for jobs, projects etc & everyone wins due to price competition alone.

NO more Union handouts

Update Unions or lose Unions

 

Do more challenges

Have Union crew & non union build IF any segments for HSRR line

Or pipeline from Midwest for CA water alone

& see who wins contract.

Make challenging for Unions.

Change rules.

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Global Water Innovation Challenge

Every day, 2300 people die of water-related issues. We can put an end to that if we all stand together, so we propose to run a Global Water Challenge for startups with $1 million total in cash prizes. The inspiration for this project is the severe drought facing California but we recognize this is not just a local issue; this is an issue that affects the entire world. With this challenge we want to bring together the ...more »

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blue lights on fire truck and ambulances.

Authorize fire trucks and ambulances to display blue lights just like police.

 

Blue light more visible. It is for safety.

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Fix water leaks with higher tech

There are proven technologies to detect water leaks in metropolitan areas. They claim "for every $1 spent on reducing leaks $5 worth of water can be saved." Now that's a good return on investment ratio. Please see an example at http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2015-01-08/takadu-helps-israel-be-a-most-efficient-water-manager Maybe a VC firm can front the money for the equipment and reap the water savings as the ...more »

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Budget Before Bills

Amend the State Constitution legislative calendar so that the state budget must be passed before any member of the Senate or Assembly can introduce an piece of legislation. January 1 through March 31 both houses would work solely on the budget. April 1 through June 30th both houses would be able to introduce legislation, but it must be passed by both houses by June 30th or the legislation will die. Members are now ...more »

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Clean Up Bay Area Highways

CA highways and roads are the dirtiest in the country. When you visit other states and cities it is shocking to see how clean they are compared to the Bay Area and other CA areas. We live in one the richest areas and it looks like a third world country! I think we should hire the homeless and veterans that beg for money everywhere to help pick up the litter and clean graffiti. We could create an app like San Jose Clean ...more »

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