Make initiative petitions available for review and signing at any county office that serves the public. This will reduce the expense of putting an initiative on the ballot by using fewer paid signature gathers.
Droughts occur relatively frequently in California, and should not be surprises. There have been nine major droughts since 1900. Our elected officials need to develop a long-term reality-based Water Master Plan for California now. The current conflicts and confusion about meeting California's water needs demand that our elected officials work together now to solve our serious water problems for the long-term. With ...more »
rather than voting on candidates we should have all candidates focus on raising money. The candidate with the most money will be the winner. The outcomes will essentially be the same but all the candidates will give the money they raised to pay down state debt or go into state infrastructure.
Businesses suffer from high taxes and leave California But CA real estate keeps climbing with ever-increasing demand: Rich overseas investors keep hoarding multiple homes using all-cash offers which kill first-time home buyers. This proposal is revenue-neutral: Raise property taxes on secondary rental/investment homes - & lower business taxes to keep them from leaving (by the same tax amounts for no net loss or gain). ...more »
Allowing students to get paid to read and write so they could go to college for free and to buy all things necessary. Making more students college ready before its there time to go to college. This process would increase a students mental capacity naturally. Leaving little to no debt behind when any student decides to go to law school or medical school or just a really elite expensive institution. The student could put ...more »
Create centers of learning that offer classes and work programs to teach those trades which are needed in every day living. All students will not qualify for college but instead are forced into meaningless jobs with low pay and no respect. Our infrastructure is failing us and the new graduates will be able to fill the need for skilled workers while at the same time be paid by cooperative companies that will use their ...more »
1. Allow petitioning via internet. This saves money, time, paper and gas. It makes it more likely people will read the initiative before signing. It will reduce harassment of people for signatures. People can be identified the same way as when they change their voting address online. That also eliminates most of the cost of the SOS reviewing physical signatures. Utah allowed this for a while, until the legislature ended ...more »
As a former foster parent of 10 years, the number one problem with CPS are the Social Workers. We need to hold them accountable for the decisions they make on behalf of displaced children. Too many times, kids are pulled from homes because the Social Worker has a beef with the foster parent. Usually it is because the child bonds with the foster parent and this makes the Social Worker jealous or angry. As they have the ...more »
Let's Save California Taxpayers $500,000,000 Per Year! While preparing my income taxes I discovered that the depreciation schedules for real estate investments are different for federal and state tax returns. Why is this? I also looked at five past tax returns and discovered that my California income tax was around 30% of my federal obligation. We could greatly simplify the California tax code by having individuals ...more »
Public wide event for students K-12 & adults to submit ideas for CA to Produce Save Reuse water A-Z. Have mascot teach kids about water abuse, use, etc for K-12 grades. Benefits Train public on drought show serious how drought is Fun for K-12 Solve problems Make new rulings or challenge older ones Bottom line CA Saves, Produces, Reuses Water. Game winners K-12 can tour Waterpark or beach or river for local event IF ...more »
Math is taught as an abstract to K-12 students. They need to be shown more practical applications. No student should be allowed to move to high school from middle school without knowing how to balance a checking account, or the basics of the stock market. In high school the students should be taught about credit card interest, mortgages, and every student should be required to take one semester of accounting. They ...more »
Tax retiree pensions paid to out of state retirees at California rates less any taxes paid to their new home state to avoid double taxation.
Currently, people work for the state or city for 25 years and then retire to a zero income tax state like Oregon or Nevada.