Community Home Rule
A Citizen owned, operated and managed organization created for the sole benefit of the community. A fully funded by citizens subscriptions this permanent company would employee full-time administrative staff to perform the regular, routine functions for the benefit of the subscribers. Such routine tasks as auditing the activities of the various civic administrative components to assure subscribers of lawful compliance and accuracy of accounting principles.
Public Education Outreach
Citizens Grand Jury
Citizen led Town-hall Meetings in City Council Chambers
Independent Monitoring of Ethical Performance – Citizen Oversight
Civil protection services
Civil Defense Force
Citizens Grand Jury Education, support and Coordination
Private Investigative Services
County Document Registration Service
Just off the top of my head I would say the following would be the initial steps. First we would have to put together a management team to staff the company. Then create the structure from the bottom up.
As was suggested a good working structure is to create staff positions that would mirror the structure of the agencies we seek to harness and ultimately control through monitoring and legal action as required.
From that point it would be a process of building an effective organization like any other business team based upon the initiatives that we would develop to restore our republic. As I see it the priorities might be something like the following:
1. Restore the true “Free Press.”
2. Restore the judiciary
3. Restore Legislative process
4. Restore the Citizens Grand jury system to provide citizens the ability to regain control of their elected officials.
5. Establish a system of monitoring to ensure effective operations of local, county and state government operations.
6. Establish an effective alert system to notify affected citizens of abuses to be reviewed and acted upon to bring back into acceptable levels of legal parameters.
7. An ongoing parallel activity would be education and outreach to keep updating citizens on a local basis on events and opportunities to control their government.
8.A reasonable fee system would be established by the citizens using this service to provide for an adequate cost plus income stream by which to operate this citizen’s coop in the same way as a citizens credit union or other coop entity.
The long-term idea is to create a self-funded permanent and stable business enterprise employing full time personnel to provide the citizens of a given community with the protective services they are too busy to deal with for themselves.
This service would also include performing audits and regularly review various aspects of the people’s business currently being administered by local, county and state elected officials. For starters but not limited to…This would include, city, county and state administrations, court systems, local police and fire department, US Homeland Security Fusion Centers, political party administration, hospitals, and state National Guard Facilities. Regular reports and where appropriate warnings would be issued to local subscribing citizens of this service of any irregularities which might pose a danger to the given community.
If you find this idea piques your interest, please feel free to contact me for more information.