Finance the installation of reclaimed water purple pipes throughout CALTRANS rights of ways to connect reclaimed water plants to myriad customers. This is a self supporting idea.
Ballotpedia is the online encyclopedia of American politics and a leading information provider in the State of California with regard to elections, particularly those surrounding ballot measures. In 2014, Ballotpedia covered 577 local California ballot measures, including all local measures certified for the ballot, and all proposed statewide measures, including the eight that were certified. On Election Day, all eight ...more »
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 »
The way most state laws are written today is by lobbyists and special interest groups who then find (i.e. pay) legislator(s) to sponsor or endorse them and move through the process. Each new law proposed by a lawmaker must come with an affidavit, signed by them stating they or a specific staff member (who must also sign) wrote the law & had no undue influence (campaign contributions, PAC contributions, etc) from any ...more »
California needs more higher paying jobs and educating more California residents at our UCs could play a major role. Today, more than 30% of admissions come from non-California residents which could be filled by California residents. UCs are deliberately filling slots with non-residents because they can charge higher tuition. Since more than 28% of their budget comes from CALIFORNIA taxpayers, California should not ...more »
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 »
PeopleCount.org solves the problems in political representation, accountability & citizen engagement. It allows citizens to easily connect with issues, create agreement, & move their representatives to quickly create compromises & take action. It will empower and reward citizens & politicians alike for responsible participation & accountability. Plus it lowers the importance of money in politics. (Due to contest constraints, ...more »
California's biggest problem is over development and overpopulation for the infrastructure and water we presently have. The Governor and the L.A. Mayor are very pro development, including high rises, especially in areas that are already grid-locked. Changes have to be made NOW or the state is doomed. Here is what we need to do NOW. Eliminate all building permits immediately for new construction on vacant land. Eliminate ...more »
According to US Census data, California has over 4000 local public agencies – including counties, cities, school districts and special purpose districts like BART and LA Metro. Many of these agencies are misusing their resources. For example: - The City of Bell paid its mayor $1.5 million in 2010. - Poway Unified School District issued $179 million in bonds that will cost taxpayers over $1 billion ...more »
Water and drought management is a cross state topic which needs efficient instruments for state and federation. Reviewing and improving the currently existing instruments might lead to a significant improvement of the situation of water consumption, shortage and distribution system. This idea got entered on behalf of work group 2 of the IdeaHack
Authorize fire trucks and ambulances to display blue lights just like police.
Blue light more visible. It is for safety.
Brazil and other nations require all, repeat all citizens to vote as a precondition to all other rights, the ability to have a bank account, etc. They even go into the jungle to get indigenous people to vote. Almost everyone votes. The only ID you should need is your SS# or other comparable gov't ID. In order to have a nation for the people, the people must vote. No vote, no credit cards, no email, no cable, no driver's ...more »