Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But California Is Trying
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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With more than the sufficient requirement of 366,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, a ballot measure to split California into 3 separate states (Northern California, California, and Southern California) will be on the November statewide ballot. Northern California would include the Bay area to the Oregon border; the new California would include six coastal counties, including Los Angeles, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, San Benito , and Ventura; Southern California would begin from Fresno to San Diego, excluding the six coastal counties. Backers of this proposal, CAL3, led by venture capitalist Tim Draper, collected and delivered 600,000 signatures to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla‘s office last month. One of the major reasons for this split, according to Californians, is to encourage greater responsiveness of the state government toward its residents.
To see the map and details of this proposal, please click HERE.
New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
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Until November, much remains to be seen. One thing is certain: Californians are forever pushing the envelope to try to improve their conditions.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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