I know, I was as shocked as you!
You heard me right, South California is an initiative in full force, just presented by Republican supervisor Jeff Stone.
The new state would have around 13 million people and would instantly be bigger than Illinois and Ohio.
Since the late 80's and mid 90's when I lived in California, I have always heard people from the North, San Francisco and Sacramento areas complain about the people from the "South", read Los Angeles, splurging on water. Precious water that according to them came from Northern California, because the South is water starved and desperately needs water, to keep lawns green, wash cars and all the other more important things we do with water to survive.
HERE is the L.A.Times piece with more details about the proposed division.
Some people I knew in the Sacramento area used to complain that they were water conscious while the South spent water like there was no tomorrow. I always heard that with a dash of suspicion because I always thought Los Angeles is so dry. They seem to keep their water consumption to a decent minimum.
So, when I hear about California is thinking about breaking apart and becoming two states, the first thing that came to my mind was WATER WARS! Right! WRONG! I couldn't have been further from the truth.
The biggest inspiration for the secession of the North and South is politics, and it isn't as much a South/North division as much as it is a diagonal cut across the state. Separating the
HERE is another article today on Yahoo news. Experts saying this project is still a long shot.
So, here is how the new states would be divided:
|California and South California proposed division!|
All joking aside, the fight goes deeper, according to the L.A.Times, for example, Sacramento recently approved a new law in the state making grocery plastic bags "illegal". You might think, harmless, right! What's the big deal?
The big deal is that 4 plastic bags factories will be immediately shut down, and get this, they are ALL within the new proposed Southern California state, yes, where the
It's no joke, millions and millions of people consuming plastic bags no more. That will put a lot of people out of work.
I just don't get it. Why are they dragging San Diego along with them? San Diego is awesome and "Liberal"!
There is a lot that I just don't get about this proposed new state.
I didn't live in California long enough to understand this any deeper.
Now, could I please ask Jim ( San Francisco ), Danielle ( Berkeley ) and Rachel ( Coronado-San Diego ) to give me a light? Anything? Guys! You are my California experts ;)
What is going on! Is this just hot air?
What else would you add to this discussion?