Neighborhood Legislature Idea Advances to the Forward Thinking Four
The Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act has been advanced to the Forward Thinking Four stage of the Fix California Challenge. The Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act is an attempt to increase the ratio of representation in California by bringing the legislature down to the neighborhood level.
The proposal submitted suggests that by limiting the number of citizens each elected legislator may represent to 5,000 (per State Senator) and 10,000 (per State Assembly member), Californians will be better represented.
The proposal cites three major benefits to this approach.
More local and inexpensive political campaigns
Everyday, local people will be able to run as candidates
Increased citizen involvement in the political process
The idea was submitted by Hunter Hastings, Board of Director member and Neighborhood Activist for Neighborhood Legislature.
Fix California Challenge community members have been active, posting questions and comments on the submission with many people wanting to know how the increase in politicians will help reduce bureaucracy.
See the original proposal and share your comments on the idea here. Follow the conversation on Facebook & Twitter using #FixCal.