Are you on board with Six Californias?
The Six Californias Initiative has been a topic of debate since it was officially announced by proponent Tim Draper in December 2013. The initiative proposes to divide the current state of California into six smaller states: Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California, and South California. More details can be found here.
Since the filing of the Title & Summary, around 1.3 million signatures have been collected to put the initiative on the ballot for the November 2016 election.
Are you one of those 1.3 million people who already support Six Californias, or are you still on the fence?
Proponents believe that Six Californias is a much needed refresh for a state that is slipping in education, infrastructure and standard of living. Six smaller states would allow for more local, representative and responsive government that better meets the needs of residents.
The opposition argues that Six Californias is a costly initiative that will damage to the state’s image. Other arguments against Six Californias include the lengthy timeline and work involved with creating six new states.
What do you think?