Unwelcome in the Neighborhood: $28 million in Waste and Corruption we'll eliminate immediately
We hope you saw our “Welcome to the Neighborhood” blogpost introducing the Neighborhood Legislature.
The Neighborhood Legislature is a ballot proposition that will divide each of California’s enormous electoral districts into 100 tiny districts, each the size of a neighborhood.
The campaigns for these new districts will be run door-to-door and in-person. Your neighbors will be the candidates running for office. They don’t need to be part of one of the big parties, they simply need to earn your trust by listening to you and prioritizing your concerns.
Why is this important? Here’s one reason: The Sacramento Bee reports that our politicians burned through almost $28 million in campaign spending during the 2013-14 state senate races in the Central Valley and the South Coast.
That kind of noisy and invasive intrusion is unwelcome in our neighborhood. It’s a waste of taxpayer money and it's ultimately corrupting – the successful candidates now owe a multi-million dollar debt to the special interests who funded their campaigns. The debt will be paid off in new laws and loopholes favoring those funders at more expense to the rest of us.
In the future, we won’t have to let these campaigns defile our neighborhoods. Join us at www.neighborhoodlegislature.com.