With California in its current situation, we will not be sustaining much longer. My proposal is to implement community and single household farming and gardening methods, utilizing Hydroponics And Aquaponics, in a more sustainable way. We can minimize water usage by more than 80% over traditional field flooding methods, while producing healthier, more nutrient rich fruits, vegetables, fish, and more which is grown ...more »
Note: I have been impressed by the other ideas that have reached the finalist stage. I believe that reforming ballot access will help pass the other finalists in future. Idea: Allowing local governments to propose and place ballot initiatives and amendments would strengthen local government and make it easier to place other worthy ideas on the ballot without needing Sacramento's support or that of a philanthropist. ...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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New York sells advertizing space on their state highway signs to help locate local merchants.