2015 Fix California Challenge

2015 Fix California Challenge

Free the poles.

The last mile in the internet infrastructure is most often found hanging on telephone poles in everyone's neighborhood. To get there companies needed to get a franchise from the city, one that almost always specified a local monopoly. If we are ever to break the last mile monopoly of COMCAST, AT&T, et. al the state needs to nullify those clauses the have granted monopoly access to poles on a city by city basis as well ...more »

Submitted by (@ryogahibiki)

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Planter Walls that insulate buildings.

I want to put rows of planters that waterfall onto eachother on the sides of houses and other commercial buildings. That will make more the maximum use of water by creating a drip waterfall effect in which the top plants start off being watered the most and their water walls down due to gravity. Rows of plants are unlimited and spacing/ dementions of planters depend on what the owner wants. By having walls of plants ...more »

Submitted by (@christopherelmolsen)

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Tax and Fee Inclusive Pricing

Have you ever gone to a store for a large shopping trip, and your total was higher that you thought it should be? Then you look at your receipt and realize the taxes and fees that were added on were higher that you were expecting? From Sales Taxes, Redemption Value fees, and a host of other taxes and fees -depending on what you are buying- the “sticker price” is almost never the price you actually pay. Why Not? ...more »

Submitted by (@timcore)

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2015 Fix California Challenge

EDUCATION

People need to be educated as to their political powers, involuntary servitude is when your neighbor forces you to do something you don't want to do, unless you are intruding on your neighbor, a man has no business involving himself in his neighbors business.

Submitted by (@gregwitan)

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Way to capture MGD of fresh water for all California

The Columbia river empties into the Pacific Ocean and deposits millions of gallons, per day, of fresh water. We should place some sort of diversion on the river, just feet short of wher it empties into the Pacific, and have that diverted water sent to the Shasta and Oroville lakes. This would go a long ways to sloving our water shortages for all of California. By diverting the water just before it enteres the Pacific ...more »

Submitted by (@ronlcoats)

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Do away with the initiative process

Legislators are elected to make laws - if voters don't agree with the legislators out. Presently, if an initiative passes, especially with a bond vote, the legislators use the money however they see fit irregardless of what the voters intended. Legislators need to be held accountable for laws or vote them out.

Submitted by (@gwenstrongmyers)

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Performance Based Pay

Requires that half of future pay increases to government employees go into a Performance Fund to be allocated to employees by formula based on improvements in satisfaction with the services provided by the Agency they work for. Set aside 5% of the Fund to cover independent administration of customer satisfaction surveys. This performance based component of compensation should apply to any employee of the State of California ...more »

Submitted by (@aweinst00)

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Allow Charter High Schools to offer 2 years of college

California public higher education, is under stress with funding, access and relevancy. Sounds a lot like public K-12 in California. But with K-12, citizen of the state came together and established a vibrant Charter K-12 alternative to public schools. Today there are over 1,100 Charter K-12's in California serving over 500,000. Let's use that same innovative spirit and allow Charter K-12 to add 2 years of college. The ...more »

Submitted by (@timoconnor)

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Crowd Government

Imagine the wisdom of crowds powered government where people are submitting the improvements how to run the country. People would vote on the images & supporting few line of text - and the government will oversee the process (saving the 80% of thought process) and adding the valuable top 20% of knowledge, power and decision making. Imagine this also for companies - millions of people send feedback to companies - but ...more »

Submitted by (@martinskakala)

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Environmental Studies Balance

Too many important State development projects, from water infrastructure, to road widening, to new Freeways, are held hostage by "environmental" anti-development groups through the use of environmental studies and reviews. We need to change the laws to a more streamlined process, similar to what is already allowed for sports stadiums, and make results of environmental studies and reviews "advisory" only, allowing decision ...more »

Submitted by (@patrickpark)

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Healthcare Innovation/Use the VA System

There are 39m people in Ca., about 12m households. Currently we have health insurance companies running the healthcare system. Those insurers keep 30-60% of the money paid on an insurance claim. The doctors have given up their franchise and sold out to these big insurance companies. The solution is for people to join their local hospital to receive healthcare. Think of it if 30,000 people pay 500 per month for a family ...more »

Submitted by (@mmeade4666)

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