February 22, 2014
38 MILLION PEOPLE IS SIMPLY TOO BIG A POLITY:
Plan to divide California into 6 states gets closer to vote (Market Watch, February 21, 2014)
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 22, 2014 6:48 AMA prominent Silicon Valley investor's proposal to split California into six separate states has moved one step closer to getting on a ballot for vote.The state has given venture capitalist Tim Draper the green light to begin collecting signatures for a petition to break apart the state. Draper, who describes California as too big to manage and essentially ungovernable, now has until July 18 to collect 807,615 signatures for a ballot initiative that could reach voters by November 2016. [...]His proposal calls for one of the states to be called Silicon Valley, which would include San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties, as well as San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.The other states he's proposing are Northern California, Southern California, Central California, Western California and Jefferson.