2015 Fix California Challenge

California online petition system Like whitehouse.gov

All e-petitions available to the governors and the legislative bodies for review.

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2015 Fix California Challenge

Increase the Salaries of State Legislators

Today, members of the Assembly make $97,197; for state senators the yearly salary is $95,291. (Both legislators receive an additional $168 per diem when their chamber is in session.) To entice more qualified candidates to either house, the salaries for newly elected representatives ('new hires”) will be adjusted to twice the median household income in the district that elected the senator or member of the assembly. ...more »

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2015 Fix California Challenge

Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act

An act, to be submitted for approved in the 2016 Ballot, to increase the ratio of representation in California by limiting the number of citizens each elected legislator may represent to 5000 (per State Senator) and 10,000 (per State Assembly member). There will be 3 beneficial results. First, elections will be conducted locally, door-to-door and on social media, without massive TV, radio and billboard campaigns. The ...more »

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Honest Legislator Program Act

Currently trust in the Legislature is very low and after 3 legislators were convicted of felonies and 3 others left the legislature to work for those that lobbied them, it is clear we need to demand far more of our elected officials than we have been. We need Legislators that are honest with the people of the state of California and ones that are not controlled by anyone other than the voters of the great state of California. ...more »

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Improve Redistricting Process

Impose stricter redistricting rules on the Citizen Redistricting Commission to require more compact voting districts

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The California Legislature Transparency Act

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 »

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Rethink water delivery responsibilities of state vs federation

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

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Increase Legislative Transparency in California

Politicians know that information is power, so they often prefer to limit public scrutiny in order to achieve more favorable outcomes for themselves and the special interest groups that support them. The California Legislature Transparency Act, which may be on the ballot this fall, counters the strong incentives facing elected officials to conceal legislative proceedings by requiring that the public have more access ...more »

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Fair Compeditive Legislative Districts

Mandatory redistricting criteria would produce fair districts. The California Redistricting Commission (CRC) cut up cities left and right, and often denied public input. An initiative could establish criteria for the CRC (or the legislature if the US Supreme Court overturns commissions). The maximum number of Voting Rights Act districts has to be drawn first (as is the law) as long as the Voting Rights Act applied ...more »

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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 »

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The Legislature Accountability and Reconciliation Act.

Three Strikes and Your Out Subject: The California Constitution requires that every member of the Legislature shall swear or affirm an Oath of Office prior to performing duties of their respective offices. Every member of the Legislature must swear or affirm to “Support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and "and ...more »

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