When I was in junior high and I don't remember if it was 8th or 9th grade I was in History class and students were to be asked in class about a new proposed law about Calif. being divided into 2 states. One called northern and the other Southern Calif.LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A venture capitalist seeking to break California into six new states has won approval to begin collecting signatures needed to get his plan on the ballot in November, but experts said such a measure likely stands little chance of success.
The proposal, which would also require approval by the Congress, would split California into six new states called Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California and South California.
Under the plan, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara would be part of "West California," while San Francisco and San Jose would be in "Silicon Valley."
"California, as it is, is ungovernable," proponent Tim Draper, founder of the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said in a statement released by his office on Thursday.
"It is more and more difficult for Sacramento to keep up with the social issues from the various regions of California. With six Californias, people will be closer to their state governments and states can get a refresh," Draper said.
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said on Tuesday that the proposal needs the signatures of 807,615 registered voters by July 14 to qualify as a ballot measure in November's elections.
There was also a proposal that they wanted to change the name of out city. Instead of Newark and since there is a Newark NJ they wanted to call us Newark by the Bay.
So as one should know it never passed.
I think this is a bad idea and they have more important things that they should be worried about. The biggest being their recent drought situation.