Along with community leaders across our state, including former Democrats, Republicans and independents, we are forming the Common Sense Party. It’s not a national party but an effort to restore California to the center.

Our party is not yet officially certified by the Secretary of State, so we await that action to adopt a formal platform and officers. Each of us, however, knows that our state can make more progress by advancing centrist, rather than extremist, views. Here are possible solutions based on facts, not ideology. The Common Sense Party might adopt some or all of such positions, but everyone who joins will be invited to help implement specific solutions based on common sense.