California should support the creation of investigative journalism certificates in its 116 community colleges, with the goal of training new journalists to provide more information about local issues and local government decisions.

California should develop a “one-stop shop” for easier access by the public to government services dealing with unemployment and poverty.

California should apply sales tax to services and use the money to lower personal income tax rates.

California should convene representative samples of the public to deliberate about public interest propositions that should go on the ballot with a reduced number of signatures.

California should convene representative samples of the public to deliberate about the merits and drawbacks of ballot propositions and make recommendations that would appear in the voter handbook.

To approve California Constitutional amendments through the initiative process, 60% of the votes should be required.

To get constitutional amendments on the ballot, California should require 25% of both houses of the legislature to support an initiative proposal before it appears on the ballot. Signature collection would also be required.

For non-residential property, the state of California should lift the Proposition 13 restrictions to allow for greater assessments than the current ceiling of 2% per year.

California should amend Proposition 13 to decrease the vote requirement needed to raise taxes used to fund specific programs for local governments (special taxes) from 67% to 55% of the vote.

California should extend its sales tax to digital media advertising and use the proceeds to support a fund for non-profit media organizations.