LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has reached the breaking point, says Tim Draper. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist is pushing a proposal to crack the nation’s most populous state into smaller pieces — six of them.
California has grown so big, so inefficient, it’s essentially ungovernable, according to a ballot initiative that could reach voters as early as November.
It has to go, he says.
Draper, in documents he submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office, recommends dividing California regionally, including establishing a state called Silicon Valley, which would include San Francisco and nearby counties that are home to technology giants like Facebook and Apple.
Los Angeles would become part of the new state of West California, which also would include the coastal cities of Santa Barbara and Ventura. The state’s farming heartland would become Central California. San Diego would be the largest city in the new South California.
You’re out of control California.
I actually quite like this idea.
Initial reaction: hell no
Secondary reaction: is this a good idea or am i just being resistant to change?
Questions: Is calling a state “ungovernable” just an excuse to not have to actually do your job and try to govern, or are we actually less efficient than other states? How are the regions broken down financially if all these “technology giants” are congregated in one section (AKA, is this gonna change state-funded programs, like CalWORKS or CalFresh or increase educational disparities)? How does the population break down and, consequently, how does this affect the representation of voters?
Is this gonna benefit residents or is someone getting screwed?
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