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Is the state of California about to go “South”?
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state.
Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new state of South California.
The creation of the new state would allow officials to focus on securing borders, balancing budgets, improving schools and creating a vibra
“Our taxes are too high, our schools don’t educate our children well enough, unions and other special interests have more clout in the Legislature than the general public,” Stone said in his statement.
Originally posted by jam321
I wonder if such a separation is valid under the California State Constitution.
I also wonder why people always talk about seceding but never do it.
“A secessionist movement? What is this, 1860?” Brown spokesman Gil Duran told The Press-Enterprise.
Riverside County Supervisor Bob Buster called Stone’s proposal a “crazy distraction.”
“We should begin to get our own budget balanced, which we haven’t done yet, and put in place some of the reforms we need in this county before we try and go and restructure the government in the great state of California,” he told the Press-Enterprise.
“The temperature has gone up in Riverside County and it seems Supervisor Stone has gotten too much sun recently,” he added.
Originally posted by randomtangentsrme
Southern California gets most of it's water from Northern California. Were these counties to form a new state they would be left without enough water to support the population. This in turn would lead to higher taxes on the residents so they can have adequate water.
On Tuesday, Poseidon received a favorable decision from Judge Judith Hayes that the company said resolved the final outstanding legal challenge. At issue was whether the project complied with the California Water Code.