Proposal to Divide California Into Three States to Appear on November Ballot

Proposal to split California into 3 states goes to ballot

Venture Capitalist Timothy Draper filed more than 402,468 valid signatures in all of the state's counties for his proposal, qualifying it for the general election ballot in November, California's Secretary of State said on Tuesday.

The measure, pushed by billionaire Tim Draper, received hundreds of thousands of signatures as required to be placed on the ballot.

Under the proposal, the central state of California would consist of the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito.

Northern California: This would include 40 counties including the San Francisco Bay Area and the remaining counties north of Sacramento, the current state capital. "Splitting California into three new states will triple the amount of special interests, lobbyists, politicians and bureaucracy". For a variety of reasons, that seemed to be way too many new states for most people.

According to the Cal 3 website, partitioning the state would also allow state legislatures to make better and more sensible decisions for their communities.

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The new California would have a per capita income of $53,000 and southern California around $45,000.

Even if Draper's measure passes the vote in November, it will still have to be authorized by Congress, which would then face the prospect of diluting their power by creating four new Senate seats. The last time any American state succeeded at such a plan was in 1863, when West Virginia, which did not want to be part of the Confederacy, split from Virginia, which did. In the unlikely event the measure is approved, the change would be the first division of an existing US state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863. Going into the 2016 elections, he was trying (unsuccessfully) to get a ballot initiative certified that would have aimed at creating six Californias. "Californians deserve a better future".

"This measure would cost taxpayers billions of dollars to pay for the massive transactional costs of breaking up the state, whether it be universities, parks, or retirement systems", Maviglio told the Times. Those changes address numerous concerns that were raised about the fate of less prosperous states in the six-state model.

Draper used to advocate for creating six separate states from California - including one just for Silicon Valley and one state that would be entirely inland.

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