5 Ways in 5 Days
to Make Hollywood City Hall
1. Create a citizens’ legislative oversight committee to oversee City Commission
The Citizen’s Oversight Committee will provide an important legislative check and balance on the commission. The committee, in consultation with city residents, will have the power to propose city laws, overturn commission enactments, limit spending, approve land development projects, and weigh in on other issues under consideration by the commission.
This is truly democracy in action.
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Committee composition: Hollywood citizens – including laypeople and professionals spanning a CPA, lawyer, businesspeople, and other citizens who can bring their professional and common sense to bear on the economic, business, budgetary, political, and other areas crucial to proper governance.
2. Establish a ‘No-Lobbyist’ policy in City Hall to afford equal access to, and influence on, commissioners for all Hollywood citizens.
Restrict direct contact between commissioners and land development companies and other big ticket vendors who want to do business with the city - including their attorneys, agents, etc. All direct contacts between the aforementioned development companies and the city shall be in consultation with the Citizen’s Oversight Committee.
3. Amend the City Charter to allow for term limits to do away with career politicians.
Rather than a limit on the exercise of democratic rights, term limits is the ultimate expression of the people’s right to set and define the form and operational structure of its government.
4. Work with Comcast/interactive communications companies to develop interactive voting and other remote city forums to encourage citizen participation in city affairs.
5. Develop and re-develop the city’s blighted business districts and civic centers with the help of corporate sponsors.
Employing CRA funds, along with state grants and private corporate funding, transform Hollywood's decaying traffic corridors and business districts into thriving commercial centers.
We can use private corporate funding to help subsidize improvements to city infrastructure including road beautification projects, construction and staffing of recreation centers for the city's youth and elderly residents, building police satellite stations to increase police presence, and more.