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Six Californias Proposal

Six Californias Proposal



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A proposal from prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalists to split California into six separate states
A proposal from prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalists to split California into six separate states

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SIX CALIFORNIASINITIATIVE MEASURE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO VOTERSSECTION 1.STATEMENT OF FINDINGSA.California is t! nation"s #ost $o$%lo%s stat!& n!arl' si( ti#!s lar)!r tan t! a*!ra)!  $o$%lation of t! fift' stat!s. +o,!*!r& #%- of t! stat!"s $o$%lation is -on-!ntrat! in -!rtain %r/an an -oastal ar!as& $arti-%larl' in So%t!rn California.B.California is t! nation"s tir lar)!st stat! /' )!o)ra$'& o*!r t,o ti#!s lar)!r tan t! a*!ra)! of t! fift' stat!s& ,it !nor#o%s an i*!rs! !-ono#i!s& in-l%in) a)ri-%lt%r!& !n!r)'& t!-nolo)'& an !nt!rtain#!nt.C.As a -ons!0%!n-! of t!s! an ot!r so-io!-ono#i- fa-tors& $oliti-al r!$r!s!ntation of California"s i*!rs! $o$%lation an !-ono#i!s as r!n!r! t! stat! n!arl' %n)o*!rna/l!. Aitionall'& *ast $arts of o%r stat! ar! $oorl' s!r*! /' a r!$r!s!ntati*! )o*!rn#!nt o#inat!  /' a lar)! n%#/!r of !l!-t! r!$r!s!ntati*!s fro# a s#all $art of o%r stat!& /ot )!o)ra$i-all' an !-ono#i-all'. D. It is not s%r$risin) tat !fforts to i*i! t! stat! a*! /!!n $art of its istor' for o*!r on! %nr! '!ars. In fa-t& *ot!rs o*!r,!l#in)l' a$$ro*! t! s$littin) of California into t,o stat!s in 1234& /%t Con)r!ss n!*!r a-t! on tat r!0%!st %! to t! Ci*il 5ar. E.T! -iti6!ns of t! ,ol! stat! ,o%l /! /!tt!r s!r*! /' si( s#all!r stat! )o*!rn#!nts ,il! $r!s!r*in) t! istori-al /o%nari!s of t! *ario%s -o%nti!s& -iti!s& an to,ns. F.Mor!o*!r& t! *ot!rs in an' )i*!n -o%nt' so%l /! $!r#itt! to -oos! a iff!r!nt stat! t!n assi)n! /' tis la,& t!r!/' -r!atin) -o#$!tition in $ro$os! )o*!rnan-! ,i- ,ill l!a to /!tt!r an #or! r!s$onsi*! )o*!rnan-!. G.T! l!)al $ro-!ss!s for i*ision of t! Stat! ,ill ta7! ti#!. In t! int!ri#& ,! t! $!o$l! !sir! to !#$o,!r lo-al )o*!rn#!nts an l!ss!n t! rol! of Sa-ra#!nto o*!r !*!r' as$!-t of o%r li*!s& to !n-o%ra)! r!)ional -oo$!ration& an to /!)in t! $ro-!ss of n!, stat! i!ntifi-ation. SECTION 8.STATEMENT OF 9UR9OSEA.T! $!o$l!& a-tin) as t! l!)islati*! /o' of t! Stat! $%rs%ant to t!ir r!s!r*! l!)islati*! $o,!r $ro*i! /' t! California Constit%tion& !r!/':;1< Esta/lis n!, /o%nari!s for si( n!, stat!s ,itin t! /o%nari!s of t! Stat! of California=
;8< Esta/lis a $ro-!%r! for -o%nt' *ot!rs to -oos! to asso-iat! ,it a iff!r!nt stat! tan assi)n! /' tis la, $rior to !a- Stat!"s for#ation=;>< Esta/lis a $ro-!%r! for t! transfor#ation of t! sin)l! Stat! of California into si( n!, stat!s= ;?< 9ro*i! t! l!)islati*! -ons!nt for t! for#ation of si( n!, stat!s to Con)r!ss as r!0%ir! /' t! Unit! Stat!s Constit%tion= an;3< 9ro*i! int!ri# r!li!f to t! $!o$l! /' !#$o,!rin) lo-al )o*!rn#!nt an $ro#otin) r!)ional -oo$!ration in r!-o)nition of t! n!, stat!s $ro$os! !r!in. SECTION >.LEGISLATIVE CONSENT FOR T+E CREATION OF SIX NE5 STATES 5IT+IN T+E CURRENT BOUNDARIES OF CALIFORNIA.S!-tion 8 of Arti-l! III of t! California Constit%tion is a#!n! to r!a:S!-. 8. T! /o%nari!s of t! Stat! ar! tos! stat! in t! Constit%tion of 12?4 as #oifi!  $%rs%ant to stat%t! -an)in) sai /o%nari!s or $ro*iin) l!)islati*! a%tori6ation to i*i! t! Stat! into t,o or #or! n!, stat!s an $ro*iin) for s%- transfor#ation. Sa-ra#!nto is t! -a$ital of California. Arti-l! >.1 of Ca$t!r 1 ;-o##!n-in) ,it S!-tion 1@>< of t! Go*!rn#!nt Co! is a! to r!a: 1@>;a< U$on !na-t#!nt of tis s!-tion& t! l!)islati*! -ons!nt r!0%ir! /' S!-tion > of Arti-l! IV of t! Unit! Stat!s Constit%tion for t! -r!ation of si( ;< stat!s ,itin t! -%rr!nt  /o%nari!s of t! Stat! of California& !sta/lis! $%rs%ant to Arti-l! > of tis Co!& is )i*!n /' t! $!o$l!.;/< T! /o%nari!s of t! si( ;< n!, stat!s sall /! as follo,s:;1< A n!, stat!& na#! !ff!rson& in-l%in) t! t!rritor' r!$r!s!nt! /' t! /o%nari!s of t! follo,in) -o%nti!s: B%tt!& Col%sa& D!l Nort!& Gl!nn& +%#/olt& La7!& Lass!n& M!no-ino& Moo-& 9l%#as& Sis7i'o%& Sasta& T!a#a& an Trinit'.;8< A n!, stat!& na#! Nort California& in-l%in) t! t!rritor' r!$r!s!nt! /' t! follo,in) -o%nti!s:& A#aor& El Dorao& Marin& Na$a& N!*aa& 9la-!r& Sa-ra#!nto& Si!rra& Solano& Sono#a& S%tt!r& Yolo& an Y%/a.;>< A n!, stat!& na#! C!ntral California& in-l%in) t! t!rritor' r!$r!s!nt! /' t!  /o%nari!s of t! follo,in) -o%nti!s: Al$in!& Cala*!ras& Fr!sno& In'o& !rn& in)s& Ma!ra& Mari$osa& M!r-!& Mono& San oa0%in& Stanisla%s& T%lar!& an T%ol%#n!.
;?< A n!, stat!& na#! Sili-on Vall!'& in-l%in) t! t!rritor' r!$r!s!nt! /' t! follo,in) -o%nti!s: Ala#!a& Contra Costa& San B!nito& San Fran-is-o& San Mat!o& Santa Clara& Santa Cr%6& an Mont!r!'.;3< A n!, stat!& na#! 5!st California& in-l%in) t! t!rritor' r!$r!s!nt! /' t! follo,in) -o%nti!s: Santa Bar/ara& San L%is O/is$o& Los An)!l!s& an V!nt%ra.;< A n!, stat!& na#! So%t California& in-l%in) t! t!rritor' of I#$!rial& Oran)!& Ri*!rsi!& San B!rnarino& an San Di!)o.;-< On or /!for! No*!#/!r 13& 81@& t! *ot!rs of an' -o%nt'& $%rs%ant to t! initiati*! $o,!r or %$on a-tion of t! Boar of S%$!r*isors $la-in) a #!as%r! on t! /allot& #a' !na-t an orinan-! to /!-o#! $art of a -onti)%o%s stat! ot!r tan t! stat! assi)n! $%rs%ant to tis s!-tion. 5itin tirt' ;>< a's aft!r -!rtifi-ation of t! *ot! a$$ro*in) t! orinan-!& t! Boars of S%$!r*isors in t! stat! to ,i- t! -o%nt' s!!7s to /! r!assi)n! sall *ot! to a$$ro*! t! r!assi)n#!nt& an if a #aorit' of tos! -o%nt' Boars a$$ro*!& t! r!assi)n#!nt sall /!-o#! !ff!-ti*! an t! R!)istrar of Vot!rs sall trans#it t! -!rtifi-ation an orinan-! to t! Go*!rnor. ;< On an%ar' 1& 812& t! Go*!rnor sall trans#it a -o$' of t! -!rtifi! !l!-tion r!s%lts !na-tin) tis Arti-l!& in-l%in) t! r!s%lts of an' s%/s!0%!nt -o%nt' !l!-tion to asso-iat! ,it a iff!r!nt stat! tan assi)n! /' tis s!-tion& an a -o$' of tis Arti-l! to Con)r!ss& ,it a r!0%!st tat Con)r!ss a-t %$on t! -ons!nt of t! $!o$l! as soon as $ra-ti-a/l!.  1@?;a< U$on !na-t#!nt of tis s!-tion& t!r! sall /! a Boar of Co##ission!rs !sta/lis! ,it t! a%torit' to $ro*i! for t! i*ision an transfor#ation of California. Not l!ss tan 12 a's aft!r Con)r!ss a-ts to a$$ro*! t! -r!ation of si( ;< stat!s fro# ,itin t! /o%nari!s of t! stat! of California& !sta/lis! $%rs%ant to s!-tion 1@>& t! L!)islat%r! sall a$$oint t,!l*! ;18< Co##ission!rs& si( ;< /' t! Ass!#/l' an si( ;< /' t! S!nat! to s!r*! on a Boar of Co##ission!rs for a t!r# not to !(-!! t,o ;8< '!ars. ;/< T! Boar of S%$!r*isors of !a- -o%nt' ,itin a n!,l' -r!at! stat! sall -on*!n! an -oll!-ti*!l' a$$oint t,o Co##ission!rs to r!$r!s!nt tat n!, stat! on t! Boar of Co##ission!rs for a t!r# not to !(-!! t,o ;8< '!ars.;-< T! t,!nt'fo%r ;8?< #!#/!r Boar of Co##ission!rs sall& s!ttl! an a%st t! $ro$!rt' an finan-ial affairs /!t,!!n t! Stat! of California an t! n!,l' -r!at! stat!s. In t! !*!nt t! Co##ission!rs fail to r!a- r!sol%tion of s%- #att!rs /!for! t! !n of t!ir t!r#s& t! !/ts of t! Stat! of California sall /! istri/%t! a#on) t! n!,l' -r!at! stat!s /as! on t!  $o$%lation of t! n!, stat!s $ro$ortionat!l' to t! ,ol! $o$%lation of California& as r!$ort! in t! last -!ns%s of t! Unit! Stat!s& an t! ass!ts ,itin t! /o%nari!s of !a- n!,l' -r!at! stat! sall /!-o#! t! ass!ts of tat stat!.;< T! L!)islat%r! sall $ro*i! t! finan-ial an staff r!so%r-!s n!!! for t! Boar of Co##ission!rs to -on%-t its /%sin!ss.

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