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    Default CA to be splt into SIX states?

    Could “Silicon Valley” become its own U.S. state?
    That’s what a ballot measure, approved this week for signature gathering, is seeking to do. That, and carve out five other regions of California into their own independent U.S. states — with their own laws, politicians and capitols.

    That’s not the only hurdle. Not only would California voters have to approve the initiative, so would Congress.The idea was pitched by venture capitalist Tim Draper, who is now expected to throw his money toward collecting the 807,615 signatures required to put the plan before voters. He has until July 18.
    Then there’s the messy task of splitting up California’s regional assets and liabilities between the new states (think water, bridges, sports teams) as well as setting up brand new governments (new laws, electoral systems, etc.).
    But Draper, who spoke to ABC News on Wednesday, claimed that the benefits of smaller government and a less unwieldy California would be worth the hassle.
    “California, as it is, is ungovernable,” he said. “It is more and more difficult for Sacramento to keep up with the social issues from the various regions of California. With six Californias, people will be closer to their state governments, and states can get a refresh.”
    Under Draper’s plan, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose would be part of the state of Silicon Valley, which would extend to Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. It would be the wealthiest, and likely most politically liberal, of the new states.
    San Diego and Orange County, meanwhile, would comprise South California. Los Angeles and Santa Barbara would make up West California. Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley would be Central California. Marin, Sonoma and the greater Sacramento area would make up North California. And a bunch of rural counties in far northern California would make up Jefferson.
    Secretary of State Debra Bowen, who approved the measure for circulation, wrote: “If the federal government approves the proposed creation of six new states, all tax collections and spending by the existing State of California would end … Decisions by appointed commissioners and elected leaders would determine how taxes, public spending, and other public policies would change for the new states and their local governments.”
    Plan to split California six ways is closer to vote - SFGate Blog

    https://news.google.com/news?ncl=dm5...ed=0CC8QqgIwAA
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    Well I guess you've got to spend your money on something....
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    Default CA to be splt into SIX states?

    No
    While I am in favor of more localized government this just seems like an absolute
    massive ballache that I will never see the benefit of in my lifetime or any of my ghost children will see in their lifetime .

    If NorCal has their own deal do you think NorCal 's water makes it down to LA?

    SoCal would be a ghost town , no water .

    Maybe that would be a good thing ????

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    Will there be a fight on who gets Rio Linda???

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    HEY!!! LA can't hog all the good hockey in the state...or CAN IT???

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    The Unified States of Caltuckey. They should split "West California" into two States, Los Angeles and Dirt.

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    WILL.NOT.HAPPEN/

    Every state has these wackos that want to secede or split the state up. Austin seceding from Texas was my favorite. Nothing to see here...

    Going snowboarding up in Big Bear tomorrow morning. Gonna do a halfer so I can get back home by about 1pm.
    Just enough time to catch an afternoon set in Huntington or Newport. Really sucks to live in So.Cal eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEEPKING View Post
    WILL.NOT.HAPPEN/

    Every state has these wackos that want to secede or split the state up. Austin seceding from Texas was my favorite. Nothing to see here...

    Going snowboarding up in Big Bear tomorrow morning. Gonna do a halfer so I can get back home by about 1pm.
    Just enough time to catch an afternoon set in Huntington or Newport. Really sucks to live in So.Cal eh?
    Dont forget to smoke a bowl in transit.
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    La Mirada is on the border between LA and Orange county, I'd be torn between two home states! The humanity!!!
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    This is a complete waste of time as Congress would never approve it. The net effect would be to give California 10 extra seats in the Senate.

    I do agree with those who say California has gotten too big to govern though.

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