Would make it illigal for any person to accept payment or gifts with the intent of influencing or lobbing any government official.
Splitting California is popular, because the state is too large to govern as a single entity. However, splitting California into separate states is not feasible due to political impracticability and the fact that several of the regions are not economically self-sufficient. Instead, California should adopt a federal system, where regions are ceded some decision making and tax authority from Sacramento. To avoid more ...more »
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California imposes strict laws governing transparency and accountability for agencies, counties, cities, and schools. However, it has exempted itself from many of these laws. This has reduced the ability for the press and the public to engage the legislature. As a result the balance of power has moved decidedly in the favor of powerful well-connected special interests with their armies of lobbyists who walk the halls ...more »
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 »
The number one job for every government is to be communicate accurately and clearly with its stakeholders. This has become hard, despite initiatives like open data. Most government information is stuck in legacy systems, making it difficult for non-technical people to engage with the data. Elected officials and government staff are not able to push for data-driven policies. Public is not able to easily find out how the ...more »
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California ferret owners know the onerous cost of an out of touch, power hungry bureaucracy that won't listen to its citizens. Ferrets are legal in 48 states without any problems, but here they're listed as a potential invasive species