2015 Fix California Challenge

Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

Shift high-speed rail to hyperloop

Proposition to shift high-speed rail funding to hyperloop. Retain Federalnfunds since hyperloop is a type of rail.

Submitted by (@duncandavidson)

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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

County Restructuring

Every single idea on here at its essence is trying to streamline our state government. Some ideas on here thinks that if we let every person vote on everything things will be better, or if we split up the state and create a new state government it'll be better. Their thinking is if we somehow INCREASE government or participation things will actually be more streamlined or faster. I believe in the opposite. To streamline ...more »

Submitted by (@stanleykao)

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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

People as investments: Atract private money to finance education

Income Share Agreements (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_Share_Agreement) are an idea originally proposed by Milton Friedman in which financeers can invest in people´s education for a fixed percentage of their future income. It is a new investment vehicle that promises to use private money from individuals, corporations or non profits who are searching for profit, social impact, or both, to directly finance people´s ...more »

Submitted by (@edmilsonrodrigues)

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8 up votes
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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

Represent ALL Voters

California is a "blue state" with blue senators and blue electors, but the voters are a good mixture of Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Our voting regulations should reflect that. The only way is to make all voters count; the current system prevents that. Legislators need to hear ideas and to promote ideas - not just spend money on slogans targeted at their fringe. The bulk of Californians don't live in the ...more »

Submitted by (@mikeprecobb)

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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

LITTER B GONE!

Los Angeles is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Yet, if we will not enforce the litter laws of California [Title 10. of Crimes Against the Public Health and Safety - California Penal Code Section 374.4]; Los Angeles is turning into a third world city. Therefore, irresponsible citizens wreck havoc upon the streets as though they've never discovered a garbage can. This is for individuals and businesses ...more »

Submitted by (@jhaqq0)

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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

SS CA Trade Expo

Reuse ex cruise line ship for CA Trade ship to world. PR CA Goods & services aboard & sample CA cuisine aboard. Ship facilities: TV & Movie prod deck: showcase TV & movies from CA since 50s with photos, models, props, etc. TV studio for Live media events Guest cabins for 200 VIP lounge areas deckside swimming pools. Sauna. Beauty parlor area Main Trade office deck Cargo deck IE house Tesla cars, batteries, CA produce ...more »

Submitted by (@stephenrussell)

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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

Remove Seniority After a Few Terms

California has term limits but they are still quite long whereas no term limits exist for the federal government because they are unconstitutional. To get around this, elected officials in California and in the federal government should have their seniority stripped after, say, three terms. This way, the membership of the legislatures can rotate more frequently and hopefully create an incentive for the members to make ...more »

Submitted by (@clarence)

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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

PeopleCount- make democracy representative and accountable

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 »

Submitted by (@rand00)

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22 up votes
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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

Eliminate Over Regulation/Laws

California is being crushed by over regulation and/or laws California has been voted to be the WORST state to do business by Chief Executive Magazine for the past 5 years. Not only are businesses (and their jobs) out of state, untold businesses are not even starting up here. High Tech is the only exception, but once they gain success, much of any manufacturing they produce is sent out of state. There are so many regulations ...more »

Submitted by (@johnguerrero)

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53 votes
97 up votes
44 down votes

Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

Evaporative Distillation

Solar and wind powered pumps, pump sea water into vast evaporation ponds covered with magnifying dome, solar and wind powered fans blow condensation into condenser and water is stored in cisterns then pumped by solar/wind pumps to reservoir. Pipeline networks can deliver water anywhere. No need for expensive reverse osmosis desalination plant.

Submitted by (@jaybodar)

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Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

Parliamentary System for California

We have seen how the presidential system of government (which is what our state government is based on) leads to gridlock, inefficiency and extreme partisanship. California should adopt a parliamentary system like the UK/Canada, etc. Eliminating statewide campaigns and instituting shorter campaign seasons will allow our elected officials to focus on getting the job done rather than spending millions on campaigns. A ...more »

Submitted by (@det2sf)

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