Monday, 21 May, 2018

Yet another (unlikely) attempt to split up California is in the works

Los Angeles home to the state’s storied movie industry would remain in the new California but farmland and forested areas along with San Francisco and the Silicon Valley technology hub would be separated into the two other states. AFP  Kimihiro Hosh Proposal To Break California Into 3 States Could Make November Ballot
Sammy Stanley | 14 April, 2018, 10:24

"This is an unprecedented show of support on behalf of every corner of California to create three state governments that will deliver better education, better infrastructure and lower taxes", Draper said. "Partitioning California into three states would empower regional communities to make better, fairer and more sensible decisions for their citizens". Higher than 366,000 are wished to put the question on the November ballot.

Do you think California should be broken up into 3 separate states?

Southern California would have 12 counties where the median income would be 45,000 dollars.

If enough of the more than 600,000 signatures are verified by the California Secretary of State, it would give residents their first chance since before the Civil War to vote on whether to divvy up the most populous USA state, which critics have argued has grown too big to be governable.

Under Draper's plan, Northern California would include 40 counties with a population of 13.3 million people who would earn a median income of 63,000 US dollars.

CBS Los Angeles reported that the initiative proposes a central state that would consist of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito counties; a southern state made up of Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera and Mono counties; and the 40 remaining counties grouped into a northern state.

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CNN reached out to Secretary of State Alex Padilla, but he refused to comment until he receives the signatures.

Voters may get the chance to vote on splitting California into three states. And a new California would begin in Los Angeles County and cover most of the coastal areas.

Constitutional lawyer and professor Jonathan Turley told CNN that congressional approval is not impossible, but not likely to happen, as Democrats could feel they have too much to lose.

Creating two new states would add four new members to the U.S. Senate, two for each of the additional Californias.

Could California be split up to better represent its citizens?

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