Direct Citizen Driven Public Development
Any citizen can open contract negotiations by crafting a contract and
submitting it with an initial contribution of at least a day's average
wage for entry into a database of contracts under negotiation.
The detailed description of the contract is published, with an
expiration date and fulfillment interval specified.
Citizens can contribute money to the fund, and until a contractor is
enlisted, can withdraw the money they put in with no gain or loss.
Before any contractor can enter the contract, the citizens must elect
a fulfillment judge, using the normal voting procedure for filling a
fixed number of offices. The identity of this judge is published
the moment he is elected.
At least one month must pass after publication of the contract before
any contractor can enter the contract. During this month, citizen's
votes for and against the contract must be accepted. If more than 33%
of votes cast are cast against, the contract is cancelled.
During the one month voting period, the justices of the court of the
unit of state whose scope is the smallest
that fully contains the project described by the contract can cancel
the contract by a unanimous vote, but they must publish a document
detailing how the project conflicts with the public interest.
A cancellation of the contract by the court can be bindingly reversed
by a vote supporting the contract by 62.5% of voters who are eligible
to elect justices to the court at issue.
If the expiration date arrives before a contractor enters the
contract, or if the contract is cancelled, each contribution is
returned to the individual from whom it came, and the contract is
removed from the negotiation database.
A particular candidate contractor can submit multiple proposals for
how it would satisfy the contract. Each proposal is potentially
binding: only one proposal will be chosen, of all proposals submitted
by all contractors, but the contractor that submitted the proposal
that is chosen, is contractually bound to actually perform as
Private individuals can register a guarantee that land property needed
for the construction, will be sold to the community at a stated price.
Before a contractor proposal is approved, this offer can be amended or
A proposal cannot be chosen unless and until such guarantees of land
property sale proposal as necessary for fulfillment have been
registered by the property owners and confirmed in their viability by
the judge. The contractor must ascertain that the land is usable as
described in the proposal, as of the time the proposal is submitted,
and the judge must ascertain that the land is still usable as such, at
the time the proposal is approved.
For 1 minute each hour, the contract configuration is frozen so that
contractors can agree to a knowable configuration.
Before a contractor is approved, it must delineate exactly which
properties are actually required for fulfillment, and upon approval
only those are bought.
Before a proposal is approved, the owner of a land property that is
identified in a candidate contractor proposal as required for
fulfillment cannot purchase another property that is identified in
another proposal for the same contract as necessary for fulfillment.
At any time before a proposal is approved, a contractor can submit a
proposal, agreeing to enter and complete the contract for a fee equal
to the amount of money in the fund at the moment it enters the
contract, less the amount of money required to buy the needed private
The judge has three days after a contractor submits a proposal, and
while guarantees for all required properties are secured, to decide
whether to to approve the proposal. If it is approved, the
fulfillment date is recorded as the date of acceptance plus the
fulfillment interval. If the proposal is rejected, the contract
The contractor is bound to complete the contract by the fulfillment
date. The contractor forfeits a proportion of the fee equal to the
delay beyond the fulfillment date divided by the fulfillment interval,
or 100%, whichever is less. The forfeited portion is individually
returned to the contributors in proportion to their individual
The contractor informs the judge when the contract has been completed.
The judge can declare the contract complete, or craft and publish a
detailed description of those aspects of the contract that are not
considered complete and fulfilled. The contractor must rectify these
shortcomings, and inform the judge when the contract is complete.
This process can continue for an arbitrary period until twice the
fulfillment interval past the date of acceptance. The judge must not
to be frivolous, petty, misleading, or otherwise act in bad faith in
his treatment of a contractor.
The contractor receives the fee less any delay penalties upon
completion of the contract.
The contractor must pay for all taxes and expenses, including but not
limited to the cost of required land property and of environmental
recovery and compensation.
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