Florida mayoral candidate to run city by direct democracy

Hollywood could be first U.S. city to be governed directly by voters
By: Jay for Mayor campaign
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Dec. 11, 2019 - PRLog -- Hollywood mayoral candidate Jay Schorr is promising voters that if elected, he will implement a form of direct democracy that will allow city voters to make their own laws, set their own city budget, and allow voters to decide how to govern their city.  If successful, Schorr's direct democracy experiment would mark the first time a U.S. city was run directly by its citizens, in contrast to the traditional representative democracy model.

Schorr says that if he succeeds in implementing his direct democracy vision, the impact could extend far beyond Hollywood's municipal borders.  Hollywood, Florida has a population of 140,000 and covers a 30-square mile area between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

"The idea of direct democracy has been around for a long time, but it's never been actually executed on the federal, state, or even local level," said Schorr.  "My model for Hollywood will serve as a blueprint for cities across the country, where voters have had enough of unresponsive elected officials."

Schorr says that Americans are tired of partisan bickering and of a political and legislative system so broken that it no longer serves the needs of the American People.

"The story is the same in virtually every American city – corrupt politicians who waste taxpayer money and who don't carry out the will of their constituents," said Schorr.  "It's time voters exercised the legislative power afforded them by city charters by initiative/referendum clauses and took lawmaking into their own hands."

Schorr says most municipal charters provides the legislative blueprint that allows city voters to amend their city charters, as well as draft, pass, implement and/or repeal ordinances.  "Unbelievably," he said, "most voters don't know about these provisions."

Political analysts are closely watching Schorr's maverick campaign and the potentially political sea change it could effectuate.

"Hollywood voters are excited by the prospect of taking the reigns of their city and collectively making laws that serve their needs," Schorr said.

For more information on Schorr's direct democracy experiment visit www.jayformayor.com.

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