Proposal to split California into 3 states qualifies for November ballot

  • Proposal to split California into 3 states qualifies for November ballot

Proposal to split California into 3 states qualifies for November ballot

- "California" would be made up of six mainly coastal counties, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

The new Northern California would include 40 counties, including Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco as well as the state's wine country and rural northern areas.

Southern California - This would include 12 counties: San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, Mono, Madera, Inyo, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Kern and Imperial counties.

The measure, like every other initiative eligible for the ballot, comes with a short summary of its estimated fiscal impact. If the proposal passes, California would be divided into California, Northern California, and Southern California. California will consist of Los Angeles County and a number of counties in the Central Coast region, including Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Steve Maviglio, a consultant and critic of Draper's efforts, charged that the plan would lead to "political chaos", charging that it would cost each of the new states millions, the Chronicle said. But on Tuesday, Draper's new effort-called Cal 3-qualified for the November ballot.

Californians will vote this fall on whether to split their state into three. Going into the 2016 elections, he was trying (unsuccessfully) to get a ballot initiative certified that would have aimed at creating six Californias. For several weeks that year in the town of Yreka, people armed themselves with hunting rifles, created roadblocks on U.S. Highway 99 marking their hypothetical new borders and handed out their "State of Jefferson Proclamation of Independence" to passing motorists.

Stephen Lam / Reuters This is the third time Tim Draper, above, has tried to split up California.

Draper previously proposed splitting the state into six separate states in 2012 and 2014, but election officials invalidated numerous signatures his campaign collected, the Hill reported.

Draper argues that California has become "nearly ungovernable" because of its diverse economies and population.

"Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes", Draper told the Times in an email. For a variety of reasons, that seemed to be way too many new states for most people.

In the United States Senate, four more members would need to be added.